Serial Killer: Joseph Paul Franklin

By Chris Bunton When I travel, I typically add “Crime” as a point of interest at my destination. This is what I call “Crime Travel”. So, along with museums, restaurants, and all the normal travel sites, I will also look for crimes or infamous criminals that might have been in the area. So, I wasContinue reading “Serial Killer: Joseph Paul Franklin”

Serial Killer: The Cincinnati Strangler

By Chris Bunton I recently traveled to Cincinnati on vacation, and while there I did some research on the Serial Killer known as The Cincinnati Strangler. Normally, when I travel and research these killers, I go to the neighborhoods where the killer lived or where the victims lived, or the crimes took place. Often fromContinue reading “Serial Killer: The Cincinnati Strangler”

Serial Killer: Beoria Simmons

By Chris Bunton I recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky where I did some research on the serial killer, Beoria Simmons. Simmons was born in May of 1954. He was convicted of Kidnapping, Raping and Murdering three women in Louisville, Kentucky. His fourth victim escaped and was able to identify him, which led to his arrest,Continue reading “Serial Killer: Beoria Simmons”

The First Prison in Illinois

By Chris Bunton I have been traveling sections of The Great River Road for many years now. It is a road that goes along the Mississippi River on both sides, and is full of beautiful sites of history and culture. I recently went to Alton, Illinois which is on the Great River Road, in theContinue reading “The First Prison in Illinois”

Murder and Mayhem

Murder and Mayhem on the Main Street of America: Tales from Bloody 66 By Jim Hinckley. “Families on vacation. Serial Killers. Truck drivers. Vagabonds. Celebrities. Gangsters. The weary and the wicked of all types and stripes traveled the Mother Road. And not all of them made it. Some ended up in jail, others ended upContinue reading “Murder and Mayhem”

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”