The day after Richard Speck raped, stabbed and killed eight student nurses in a Chicago student house, reporter Joe Cummings went up to the second floor and walked down the hall. He saw the bodies of the nurses inside the bedroom, their skin a sickly ochre. A little further down the hall, he saw another bedroom with three more bodies and said. “Oh my God.” That made seven upstairs and one downstairs. Eight in total.
On July 13, 1966, Richard Speck killed eight student nurses at a dormitory, leaving behind a gruesome scene which turned the stomachs of even the most seasoned detectives. The one nurse who managed to hide and survive later identified Speck, leading to his conviction. The address where the murders occurred, 2319 East 100th Street, is still believed by some to be haunted.