Friday, December 5, 2014

Relics of Female Serial Killers


1808 – Mary Bateman – Yorkshire, England.

After her execution, her body was put on public display with strips of her skin being sold as magic charm to ward off evil spirits. Bateman's skeleton is on display to the public at Thackray Museum in Leeds.

1816 – Rachel Clark – Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.

She was publicly executed in Carlisle some fifty years ago [in circa 1816]. Her body was got possession of by Dr. Geddis, of Newville, Pa., who had the bones put on wires and set up in a box in his office, where there remained for many years, and possibly may yet be seen in the same town.

1829 – Lucretia “Patty” Cannon – Dover, Delaware, USA

Her skull (presumed) was preserved and later donated to the Dover Public Library, which occasionally places it on public display.

1831 – Gesche Gottfried – Bremen, Bavaria, Germany.

Death mask on display at Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen.

1831 – Marie Breysse Martin – Peyrebeille, Lanarce commune, Ardèche, France.

Death mask.

1835 – Frances Billing & Catherine Frary – Norfolk, England.

Death masks of both on display at Norfolk Castle, England.

1873 – Mary Ann Cotton – West Auckland, England

Statuette carved from the wood of one of her possessions.

1893 – Frances Knorr – Brunswick, Australia.

Death mask.

1894 – Martha Needle – Richmond, Australia.

Death mask.

1908 – Belle Gunness – LaPorte, Indiana, USA.

On display at the LaPorte County Historical Society and Museum (Indiana) are teeth were found in the rubble of the burnt farmhouse. Belle Gunness' dentist  claimed they were Belle's teeth and that the headless body of the woman found in the  fire could be Belle's. But witnesses said the teeth were planted there.

1938 – Maria Gomes de Oliveira, “Maria Bonita” – Pernambuco State, Brazil

Bandit. The decapitated heads of the nine of Lampião’s gang, including “Maria Bonita,” killed in a battle with government forces on July 28, 1938, were displayed publicly from 1938 to 1971 in the city of Piranhas in the state of Alagoas. In 1971 the heads were turned over to family members for burial.

1941 – Leonarda Cianciulli – Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The kitchen utensils she used to murder, dismember and cook her victims are on public display in the Museum of Criminology in Rome (Museu de Criminologia de Roma).

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