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The victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down…


Worker dies in a lathe accident

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Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia - November 2020. A 65-year-old worker died at the KAMAZ PJSC factory when he…


Fig.3 When Nikki was eight years old, doctors discovered a tumor in her brain that they initially didn’t think she would survive.

Porsche girl – The accident of Nikki Catsouras

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On Halloween, 2006, 18-year-old Nikki Catsouras crashed her father’s Porsche 911 Carrera, driving at more than 100 miles…


Accidental masochistic death and sadomasochistic drawings

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Spain. This is probably a case of autoerotic activity or masochism, where the victim appears to have hanged…


Fig.8 The fighter jet immediately returned to the carrier after the accident.

Sailor Killed in Aircraft Carrier Freak Accident

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A US sailor from Macomb County was killed when he was struck by the wing of a fighter…


Polish man skinned his father and wore his face as a mask

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I colorized the original black and white images. Poland, 1999. A 26-year-old man killed his father by multiple…


Christmas is cancelled – Autoerotic death

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A 52-year-old man was found dead, already putrefied, in his apartment. He wore women’s underwear with a female…


Fig.2 Anterior view of perineal wound showing near complete amputation of the phallus.

Unusual mechanism of penile amputation from an industrial-sized lawn mower

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West Virginia, USA. A 69-year-old male who was found underneath an industrial-sized lawn mower in a rural area.…


Fig.1 A car with body dangling through the windshield pulled into Covington gas station.

A car with body dangling through the windshield pulled into Covington gas station

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Covington, Kentucky, USA - 2017. “I thought it was a prank because there was this body hanging out…


Fig.1 26 year old Ingrid Escamilla Vargas.

Maniac skins girlfriend – flushed her guts through the toilet

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Mexico City, Mexico - February 9, 2020, a woman was brutally murdered by her partner who skinned and…


Fig.1 Woman dies after falling into a machine used for making dough for tortillas.

Woman dies after falling into tortilla machine

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Pachuca, Mexico. This happened about ~10 years ago. A woman died when she fell into a rotating machine…


Fig.1 The offender had fantasized about cutting off the breasts of his victims and placing objects into their sexual orifices.

A mother and her daughter viciously stabbed, disemboweled, and mutilated by the Werewolf Butcher

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April 1995 - East Wenatchee, WA, USA. A young woman discovered the bodies of her mother and sister.…


Fig.3 The head and the left side of the face of the deceased on the pressing plate with the piston impaling the head (closer aspect).

Suicidal head impalement with a hydraulic press machine

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Serbia. A 63-year-old mechanic, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was released from a psychiatric clinic to spend a weekend with…


Fig.1 The position of the corpse (after removal of the blanket lying on the corpse): lateral view.

Suicide with home made guillotine

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Germany. In early September 2011, after a 2-week holiday, a 26-year-old man failed to show up for work…


Fig.1 This is what the reporting witnesses saw when they looked into the window of the victim’s home. The woman had been shot and killed by her husband, who then mutilated her body.

Husband kills his wife and jammed his wedding ring onto her nose

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East Lake, Ohio. Police who had responded to an emergency call discovered a woman named Susan murdered in…


Fig.3 The mother’s partially skeletonized body on the kitchen floor.

2 mummified bodies found in Florida home

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Lehigh Acres, Florida, US, 2002. A 63-year-old woman lived with her 34-year-old son in a residential neighborhood in…


Fig.7 The victim had been eviscerated and her hands were tied over her head with duct tape to the bed board.

Woman sexually assaulted and eviscerated

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, US. On November 3 1998, a man and a woman encountered a gunman on the front…


Fig.4 Carol Marie Beethe was found in the bedroom of her home with a shotgun placed into her vagina. She also had been posed and propped for shock value.

The victims of serial killer George Waterfield Russell Jr.

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A series of murders occurred in Washington State in 1990. The murders began in Bellevue, Washington, in June…


Fig.1 A 22-year-old woman who had suffered from anorexia for 10 years.

A fatal case of anorexia nervosa

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Germany. A 22-year-old woman who had suffered from anorexia for 10 years and had collapsed several times was…


Fig.2 The victim was suspended with ligature to the shower frame.

Female autoerotic death

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North Carolina, USA. The body of a white female, 33 years old, who had recently been laid off…


Fig.1 Twin brothers dead on a sofa with self-inflicted gunshot wounds to their heads. One brother is holding a homemade firearm.

Twin brothers commit suicide together

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Twin brothers committed suicide together with a gunshot wound to the head from self-constructed shooting devices, they were…


Fig.1 A photo of Amanda in life as remembered by her family

The murder of a 19-year-old Indiana woman

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2011 - Portage, Indiana, USA. A 19-year-old woman named Amanda A.B. was reported missing by her father on…


Fig.9 Evelyn Miroth had been eviscerated. The killer then engaged in anthropophagy, which is the consumption of human blood and flesh.

The Vampire of Sacramento

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Sacramento, California, USA. On December 29, 1977. A 51-year-old man, who had exited his house to retrieve groceries…



Mechanic sucked into a jet engine

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January 16, 2006 - El Paso, TX, USA. A mechanic standing near a Boeing 737 at El Paso…


Fig.4 Frontal view of the pericranial soft tissue damage produced by a circular saw blade.

Man commits suicide with a circular table saw

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Slovakia. A newly widowed 79-year-old man was found dead in front of the garage of his family home,…


On Halloween Night, 1979, the Toolbox Killers Abducted Their Final Victim

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On Halloween night, 1979, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris abducted their final victim, 16-year-old…



Autoerotic death inside plastic bag wearing latex mask and nipple clamps

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A 44-year-old man was found deceased after an autoerotic activity, he had pulled a plastic bag over his…


Fig.1 The patient at presentation in the emergency department, with scissors penetrating the left orbit.

Schizophrenic woman tried to remove her eyes with scissors

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An elderly woman with schizophrenia presented with a pair of scissors penetrating her left orbit and an enucleated…


Fig.1 Man found dead in steam room 8 hours after death.

Man found dead in steam room 8 hours after death

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Body of a 42-year-old male found dead in the steam room approximately 8 hours after having gone alone…


Fig.1 The victim’s hair covered her face. There was a belt wrapped tightly around her neck.

Female autoerotic death

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Chicago, Illinois. The victim was a 34-year-old white female, who lived alone in an apartment on the north…


Fig.4 Complete crushing of the base of the skull of fatality 1.

Two military pilots killed in a helicopter induced propeller accident

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February 14th 2000 - Mendig, Germany. Following routine maintenance, a Sikorsky CH-53G military helicopter was returned to service.…


Three women were sexually assaulted and killed in Yonkers, New York

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Between 1989 and 1996 three women were sexually assaulted, strangled, and killed in Yonkers, New York, by an…


Fig.2 The man spent hours preparing for his events. This included makeup, female undergarments & outerwear. The mucous and protruding tongue are consistent with asphyxial death.

Autoerotic Death at the Weight Bench

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Hobbs, New Mexico, USA. This was the view that the arriving police officers had when they responded to…


Fig.1 Victim was found burned and chained to a metal support column beneath an I-beam. He had Darby cuffs securing his feet with a chain running up from the Darby cuffs to his handcuffed hands and then to the top of the metal support column where it was affixed to a padlock. There were severe burns to the waist, chest, and upper thighs, feet, and arms. Note the mirror in the background.

Autoerotic death – Man found burned and chained to a metal support column

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Police officers were summoned to a residence to check on the welfare of a man…


Fig.8 Overview of cadaver after recovery from secondary digester tank. Note torsion of the torso and extensive bloating of soft tissues.

Worker falls into a sewage plant digester tank

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March 18, 2003 - Bonn, Germany. A lethal occupational accident occurred at the Bonn Salierweg sewage treatment plant…


Fig.1 The victim lying dead in the bathtub. Her foot was cut off above the ankle following several incision wounds. The knife was found on the side of the bathtub near the faucet.

Woman commits suicide by cutting off her foot

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South Korea. Loosely translated from Korean. The deceased was a 61-year-old unemployed woman who lived alone. The mother…



A blood-spattered scene where a chronic alcoholic died on the toilet

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A 68-year-old male with a history of chronic ethanol abuse was found dead in his washroom with blood…


Fig.4 A compound comminuted fracture of the head and face.

Motorcyclist’s heart skipping along the road and head split

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USA. A motorcyclist changed lanes on the freeway to avoid stopped traffic ahead of him. As he started…


Fig.1 The laceration of the pelvic floor with the testicles protrusion.

Fatal scuba diving accident during Costa Concordia recovery

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Italy, 2014. A 41-year-old Spanish professional scuba diver, died while he was working to clear the wreck of…


Fig.2 A rope was tied to an iron room divider and was around the neck, but tightened when the victim’s head was in a forward position.

87-year-old autoerotic death

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Wayne Township, New Jersey. This case involved an 87-year-old male who was discovered after police went to his…



Woman dies from hand grenade injuries after a marital quarrel

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1994 - Rheine, Germany. A Chinese hand grenade type 86 P (weight approx. 290 g, approx. 1600 steel…


Moment of impact that killed wing walker Jane Wicker

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Vandalia, Ohio. On June 22, 2013, an airplane carrying wing walker Jane Wicker crashed at the Vectren Dayton…


Man found dead in a homemade autoerotic suspension equipment

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Spain. A 59-year-old man was discovered dead in his home, he was suspended by a harness and a…


Fig.27 She loved monster trucks. She and her friends would go out and do quarter-mile racing, until the police chased them off

The murder of Aundria Crawford by Rex Krebs

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On March 13, 1999, in San Luis Obispo, California, Aundria Crawford was reported missing by her mother. Aundria’s…


Fig.1 The victim was dressed as a woman complete with outerwear and undergarments.

Cross-dressed male autoerotic death

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Columbus, Ohio. The victim was a 22-year-old male, who reportedly had been experimenting with asphyxial recreation for a…


Fig.1 The female decedent was on her left side on the bed.

Woman killed in a murder-suicide

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A 25-year-old woman had moved in with her 34-year-old boyfriend 3 weeks earlier. The brother of the boyfriend…


Fig.2 A large collection of blood next to the decedent was associated with self-inflicted rectal trauma.

Fatal rectal trauma after a man shoves a shoehorn up his ass

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A 54-year-old man was found dead on his bed next to a red shoehorn. Perhaps he just wanted…


Fig.6 Numerous pieces of soft tissue.

Man killed and dismembered by his spouse

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In Germany, a 65-year-old woman told police that she killed her 71-year-old husband the previous evening and then…


The lust murder of 20-year-old Keri Lynn

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October 1998 - Bellingham, Washington, US. 20-year-old Keri Lynn was visiting relatives in Bellingham, Washington, and she had…


Fig.1 Anterior view of the pilot’s head showing comminuted compound fracturing of the cranial vault with extrusion of cerebral contents.

Pilot and passenger died when their aircraft dived straight into the ground

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An elderly male pilot was flying a microlight aircraft with one middle-aged male passenger in the rear of…