Today in Supercurioso we have decided to investigate those crimes that marked a truly frightening Halloween night and that have nothing to do with fantasy. Join us to know the most terrible deaths on Halloween!
Halloween is synonymous with ghosts, black cats and horror movies in which we are told stories of horrible spells and crimes. But, not infrequently, reality is stranger than fiction…. If you are one of the brave, get ready to start.
The 7 worst deaths on Halloween. Real cases!
The customs and traditions of Halloween have spread throughout almost the entire world. From the ancient Samhain festival with which the Celts celebrated the end of summer in ancient Ireland, today we come across a festival in which original costumes, carved pumpkins and trick-or-treating are the order of the day. And from the United States and Canada they have reached Europe and Latin America.
1. The death of Timothy O’Bryan
We kick off this countdown of the worst Halloween deaths with Timothy O’Bryan. It was Halloween 1974 and the victim and her friends were trick-or-treating.
They approached a house whose lights were off, but with the hope that someone was there. Receiving no response, they went to the next house, all except Timothy’s father, who stayed behind and then joined the group holding a handful of Pixy Stix candy.
He distributed the candy to his children and a few other children. Timothy wanted a piece of candy, so his father told him to try the ones he had just been given. The boy died an hour later… The candy contained cyanide. The other children hadn’t eaten their candy yet, so they were spared.
Ronald, Timothy’s father said that the candy had come from the house that had the lights out that night, but the man who lived there was not at home that night and had a way to prove it.
Ronald was over $100,000 in debt and had just buy insurance policies for their children. He wanted to use this money to pay off his debts. He was sentenced to prison and executed ten years later.
2. The Liske Family Crime
More real Halloween deaths? Sadly yes. In 2010, 16-year-old Devon Griffin returned to his home to find the bodies of his brother, mother and stepfather on the floor.
William Liske Jr. was believed to have been responsible for the murders. He was the son of Devon’s stepfather, and suffered from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Finally, it was confirmed that he had been the culprit. He declared the murders of his family members and received three life sentences. He was found dead in his cell five years after entering prison.
3. The murder of Rebekah Gay
In 2012, John D. White entered Rebekah Gay’s caravan and brutally murdered her, leading to one of the most gruesome deaths on Halloween.
The man viciously hit his head with a mallet, before tying a tie around his neck.. White planned to have intercourse with the body, but he was so drunk that it was impossible for him.
Rebekah’s baby, just three years old, was present when this horrible event occurred. White put his halloween costume and took him to his father, confessed his crime and was arrested, being sentenced to 56 years in prison. He committed suicide in jail a few months after sentencing.
4. The “Toolbox Killers”
Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris were called the “Toolbox Killers” because used household tools to inflict torture to their victims. They were two teenagers The Angels.
The boys offered to give rides to hitchhikers they encountered while driving on the highway and they dragged them to remote places, where they raped, tortured and killed them, and then dumped their bodies in the forest.
Among the deaths on Halloween carried out by these murderers, that of Shirley Ledford in 1979. The girl was only 16 years old. She was hitchhiking and ended up in the car with these sick people, who tortured her with her tools, forced her and then killed her.
The men were arrested and sentenced to death for a large number of murders.
5. The murder of Nine French
Nine French was only nine years old when a halloween nightin 1973, was murdered by her neighbor Gerald Turner, who forced the girl into his house, violently forced her and then strangled her.
The murderer left the girl’s body on a road next to a farm and remained there until the owner of the land discovered it. Turner he was sentenced to 38 years in prison. When he got out, he violated his probation for having pornographic images on his computer, for which he had to spend another 15 years in prison.
6. The murder of Maria Ciallella
Another of the worst deaths on Halloween on record is that of María Ciallella. This young woman of only 17 years informed her father that she would go out on Halloween, and that she would be back home around midnight. But he was never seen alive again.
A year and a half would pass until, in 1983, a citizen found his body near the facilities of a fast food chain. Police arrived at the home of Richard Biegenwald, his wife, and Dherran Fitzgerald. The men had a long history of violence. The investigations came up with a frightening reality. The location of two more bodies was noted…
Later, Police inquiries reached the backyard of Biegenwald’s mother’s house, where they unearthed Maria’s body, which had been cut into three parts.
The body of another teenager named Deborah Osborne, 17, was also found. The most shocking thing about the case is that, according to the prosecution, Biegenwald had killed only because she wanted to see someone die. He was dubbed the Jersey Shore “Thrill Killer”.
7. The murder of Luis Andrés Colmenares
And just as the night of witches has extended its celebrations to the entire world, it has also done so with its horrors. The next among the deaths on Halloween occurred in Bogotá, Colombia.
A young man named Luis Andrés Colmenares attended the Halloween party of a nightclub, on October 30, 2010. He hesitated to go, but decided to settle his differences with the girl he was dating there. Photos of the young people in disguise were made public, she as Minnie Mouse and he as the devil. A few hours later, Colmenares’ body floated in a river.
The police inquiries investigated the boy’s girlfriend, his escorts and even his ex-partner, also present at the party. There was no conclusive data that would allow a culprit to be found, but the hypothesis reached by his family, after hiring a forensic investigator, was that The young man was killed in a brutal beating, and only later was his body thrown into the river.
The deaths on Halloween show us that horror, evil and the macabre have a much more prolific scenario in reality than in fantasy. If you are one of those who is interested in this topic, do not miss the article in which we tell you the true story of Halloween or our great selection of the best halloween quotes.