Serial Killer: Raymond Lee Stewart

By Chris Bunton More appropriately labeled a “Spree Killer”, Raymond Lee Stewart kept Rockford, Illinois in fear during his shooting spree in January of 1981. Raymond Lee Stewart was born in Burlington, North Carolina. He had a rough up bringing full of poverty, physical and sexual violence. I say this, not as an excuse butContinue reading “Serial Killer: Raymond Lee Stewart”

Serial Killer: Dale Anderson

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Belleville Illinois, recently to research the serial killer Dale Anderson. My research took me to Belleville High School East, where the body of Audrey Cardenas was found in June of 1988. She was an intern for the Belleville News Democrat at the time. The area where she was foundContinue reading “Serial Killer: Dale Anderson”

Two Lynched in Chattanooga

by Chris Bunton I traveled recently to Chattanooga, Tennessee for my honeymoon.  While there, we spent some time checking out the sights, seeing Lookout Mountain, and all the history of the place. While I was there I also worked on a piece about the Serial Killer, Joseph Paul Franklin who had blown up a synagogueContinue reading “Two Lynched in Chattanooga”

James Earl Ray

by Chris Bunton I traveled to Quincy, Illinois. This is a great place to view architecture if you enjoy different styles of housing. But, the town also holds the distinction of being the home of the serial killer Michael Swango and the assassin James Earl Ray. It seems odd that a man who ended upContinue reading “James Earl Ray”

Serial Killer: Timothy Krajcir

by Chris Bunton The Serial Killer, Timothy Krajcir who is known to have killed during the late 70’s and early 80’s, was born in Pennsylvania on November 28, 1944.  He was born Timothy Wayne Mcbride, but his name was changed when his mom remarried. He had several run ins with the law for theft inContinue reading “Serial Killer: Timothy Krajcir”

Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Nashville, Tennessee recently to have a Valentines Day get away with my wife. We checked out the Frist Art Museum, where they had a Picasso exhibit, and we went to Andrew Jackson’s home, “The Hermitage“. While there I did some research on the serial killer, Paul Dennis Reid. AlsoContinue reading “Serial Killer: Paul Dennis Reid”

Surprise on Music Row

By Chris Bunton My wife and I went to Nashville, Tennessee recently for a Valentines Day trip. We stayed at Union Station which is about 4 blocks down Broadway from Music Row. We spent Friday afternoon at the Frist Art Museum, checking out a traveling Picasso exhibit. Then we rested in our hotel for aContinue reading “Surprise on Music Row”

Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman

I travelled to St. Louis, and as I am want to do, I looked up some crime figures and scenes while I was there. One of the more interesting characters was Glennon Engleman, also known as The Killer Dentist. Some people place Engleman in the serial killer category, while others place him in the hitContinue reading “Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman”

Serial Killer: Michael J. Swango

I love to travel, and as part of my travel plans I research criminals and crime locations. Recently, I traveled to Quincy, Illinois, where I discovered that the Serial Killer named Michael Swango was raised there. So, I checked out some of the sites associated with him. He was born in 1954, in Tacoma, Washington.Continue reading “Serial Killer: Michael J. Swango”

Sam Hildebrand

“There seems little room for doubt that the desperado, who was recently killed at Pinckneyville, the particulars of which, our local correspondent of that town, has heretofore furnished our readers, was the real “Sam Hildebrand” of Missouri notoriety”—Du Quoin Tribune, April 11, 1872  Sam Hildebrand was born on January 6, 1836 at the family farmContinue reading “Sam Hildebrand”