Tuesday, June 19, 2018

That "Church of the Sacrifice" is Looking Bigger and Bigger

Monmouth, Ill. (1912)
“William E. Dawson and his wife and 13-year-old daughter” were murdered with an axe.
Category: Cult.?
Suicide: No.
Cause: There are similarities to the “church of the sacrifice” mass murders in previous entries and description of the accused as “all negroes” that suggests a possible common cause.  In addition police in two other nearby towns sought to interrogate the suspects that suggest common elements. [1]
Weapon: axe.

[1] “Ax Murder Cases Nearing Solution—One Confession,” The Day Book [Chicago, Ill.], Mar. 24, 1915, 23.

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