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  • blueribbonfair 2:02 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crime, , female killers, filicide, , homocide, killer nurses, , poison deaths, vintage killers, woman killing family members, women murders, women serial killers   

    The Thing Nightmares are Made of 

    When people of serial killers what comes to mind are guys like Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer, Dennis Radar (BTK), John Wayne Gacy or Gary Ridgeway (The Green River Killer). The Latter one was from my state and was in prison for some time in my hometown. 

    What you may not know is that there are female killers you do not hear much about. Though they kill in different manners and usually for different reasons, about 10% of these kinds of killers are women.

    So since it is the season and month of Halloween I thought to add a few of these creepy evil spooky women for October 31st.

    If you wish to learn more I will leave a link at the bottom of the post since I will give a short synopsis of the facts.

    Left to right first row then 2nd row:

    • Jane Toppan: A nurse who killed dozens on her watch who had a sexual motivation she stated. She was found insane. Doubt if that would pass for a reason of a not guilty today (Boston, Massachusetts, Crime started 1885 until caught in 1901.
    • Genene Jones: Another nurse who may have killed up to 90 children and infants but only one was confirmed. She injected them so they would get sick and got praise for saving them. Something went wrong and she ended up killing at least one.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)
    • Marybeth Tinning: (1972- 1985) So horrifying to find someone who killed their own children. She got 20 years for the murder of at least 2, confessed to 3  but may have killed up to 9 of her kids.
    • Anna Maria Zwanziger: Bavaria. A housekeeper who poisoned her employers with arsenic. She would nurse them back to health for attention. Making mistake she ended up killing 4 and was beheaded for this. (In the early 1800’s)
    • Bertha Gifford: Another arsenic poisoner who killed 2 dozen friends and relatives. Killings happened between late 19th century to early 20th century. She died in a mental institution.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)


    Female Serial Killers

    • de Wets Wild 2:31 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’d certainly never guess what horrifying things these women were capable of by just looking at them!

    • slfinnell 6:46 pm on October 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’re right, we don’t think of women much. Good to bring the attention to it. And great timing for Halloween!

    • America On Coffee 9:39 pm on November 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All of these insane acts puts me into many ponders about the human mind and spirit.

      • blueribbonfair 8:28 pm on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I know it. How on earth do they get so Jaded?

        • America On Coffee 1:17 am on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I don’t know. Some people confess to murders and.crimes they did not commit. And I believe the green river suspected, convicted murderer is not the real killer. I believe the real takes to different forms of insane pleasures. He is not. molesting anymore and neither is he killing any more… but is comfortable in another crime (has moved on)

        • blueribbonfair 10:36 pm on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I lived in the area it happened at the time with the green river killer. I still have family there. But I do know people confess to things they did not do. But there was piles of evidence with Gary Ridgeway tht could not be disproved. Evidence trumps confessions. Years of investugative work and so much used in the Trial.

    • Gypsy Bev 1:37 am on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      They certainly don’t look like evil ladies. Guess you can’t tell a book by its cover.

      • blueribbonfair 9:25 pm on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, you cannot. I read and study crime a lot and some of them as far as men go extremely good looking; It is so hard to catch them also because the outside appearance and their charisma make people think they are wonderful. They do charity work to look as exemplary citizens. (John Wayne Gacy as an example in Chicago as far as charity goes.) Thank you for commenting.

      • blueribbonfair 3:52 am on November 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I am watching a show about one of them called Dark Angel on Amazon prime. Mary Cotton. There were many more listed where I got the info from. I cannot remember if I added her or not. Serial killers in the 1800’s so strange. She killed her own children sickening.

  • blueribbonfair 4:30 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: body found, child abuse, crime, daughter killed, familicide, killing moms, , , murder investigation, teenage murder   

    Murder in Missouri 

    Warning: Graphic Crime Stories


    Since I live in Missouri I have somewhat been following this case:



    murdered missouri savannah teenager

    Savannah 16 Year Old Murdered by Mom and Boyfriend may have had a part in it.  Below Mom Killer: Rebecca Ruud:

    missouri murder mom Rebecca Rudd killed daughter





    Facts: This kid was given up for adoption by Ruud. Her adoptive parents as far as I could find were great parents. But for some reason, she went to live with her biological mother about a year ago.

    Savannah seems to have been abused while living with her mom prior to her death. (She was forced to crawl through pig pen tunnels if I read it correctly as being one thing.)

    She was reported missing on July 20. Two days prior the mother reported a fire on her property. When the fireman arrived it was not the house burning, but merely an outside fire unlike she led everyone to believe.

    I believe she was trying to cover the killing of her daughter with the fire. But with everything, it looked so suspicious they got a search warrant.  They found burned bones in leaves and came back 5 days later with a search warrant for the home this time. When they found a bunch of stuff like lime and more to get rid of a body. It was looking bad for evidence.

    What was really foolish to throw suspicion on her and her boyfriend was that they got married on the same day Savannah’s body was found. (Funny that being married stops you from having to testify against the other.) This may be why they are now focusing on the boyfriend/husband now.

    So the mother has been arrested and we will se what happens with her “loving other 1/2” soon.

    Of course she is playing the grieving victim now.

    More info: Link above.

    • Rupali 5:03 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    • slfinnell 10:37 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Mom (and I use the term Mom loosely)looks like a meth abuser. It’s such a terrible addiction and it’s so sad the way it takes over a person and changes them.Truely the walking dead. I’ve no doubt she’s as guilty as the sun setting every day.

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    • kkessler833 1:33 pm on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So sad.

    • Livonne 10:52 pm on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      heartbreaking 😦

    • America On Coffee 3:46 am on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      How terrible and sad!

    • ciliegina 9:48 am on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      My good 😱😱

    • mycountryepoque 8:37 am on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I read about this story, seems funny and weird and sad. It is indeed the mother who killed her. Just cannot understand why a mother would kill her most beloved. What a world we live in. I hope justice will dumped both in jails until they rot to hell. Very heartbreaking story. Rest in Peace Angel!

      • blueribbonfair 6:52 pm on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        It is so unreal that people can end up so hateful and evil. Thanks for reading and your comment.

    • Linda Arthur Tejera 10:24 pm on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      If I’m reading this right, because the crime was committed by them prior to the marriage, there is no spousal privilege. And had they been married at the time they committed the murder together, sometimes it’s possible to waive the privilege if you want to testify in your own defense. Just evil people.

      • blueribbonfair 8:44 pm on September 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        True, I have heard about the waive sometimes. I read they did this to escape telling on each other, while reading on another site and it stuck in my head; You are probably correct.

  • blueribbonfair 1:07 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creepy, crime, , , horror, hustory, , museum of death, museums, , vice,   

    Creepy Vices via the Museum 

    Word Press Daily Prompt. This week for the subject of “Vice” I thought I would share a museum to visit if you are in the neighborhood of L.A.  or New Orleans.

    Vice is a failing or defect. I would put this museum display at the top of the scale for this.

    A vice House of Horror Rated 10


    Museum Of Death


    The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in 1995 to fill the void in death education in the USA. With locations in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the Museum of Death is a self-guided tour lasting approximately an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like.

    Great reviews and warnings here: Yelp

    Not for the faint of heart and children according to reviews. Use common sense and wisdom before entering.


    museum of death






    • theeditorsjournal 5:01 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh now this is interesting although the reviews I scanned didn’t tell me much. From what I gleaned I’d visit.

      • blueribbonfair 5:25 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I could not find much with reviews either. I would probably visit, but not 100% sure of it.

    • rommel 4:37 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That must be interesting. I always enjoy unique places so vthos is right my alley.

    • ghostmmnc 10:57 pm on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That would be something I’d like to see! I do have a coffin keychain from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. My daughter visited there, and brought it back for me.

    • lisadorenfest 12:33 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds very interesting to me…albeit scary. I’d love to visit when I am back in the states. Great entryway!

    • Bun Karyudo 2:32 pm on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Museum of Death! Really? Wow! They should ask people to hand over all their money before exiting and tell them, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”

  • blueribbonfair 10:05 pm on December 30, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crime, foolishness, landlords, legos, maintenance workers, steal, theft, wednesday   

    Right under my nose Not funny 4 far Wednesday 

    How could it happen. What a “duh” Moment. Yesterday a maintenance came over to work on the furnace. I was doing my business stuff and while after he left I notice a missing item worth some money. I reported it, but both my landlord and the authorities said it is his word against mine. Landlords hire cheap losers to do jobs these days which is sad. No wonder the guy acted weird. I did not even think to watch him or put this valuable stuff away. Feeling like a total fool. Thanks for reading and being there in my meltdown moment.

    Lego Cop n Crook MiniFig (1)

  • blueribbonfair 5:30 pm on March 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: crime, missing, springfield missouri, unsolved mysteries, volunteering   

    While reading a blog I get daily on crime, I found, through a link, this 20 year mystery of a disappearance in Springfield Missouri . This is the biggest city close to where I live and love to do things there when I am able. I never knew of this had happened , though it seems non place is immune to missing people that leave not a clue. I guess it is not too surprising since I did live in Washington state for most of my life. It seems they are looking at this case again. It always astounds me how in our modern life things like this go on and as the show aptly named : Without a Trace. Praying to the end they will find the answer here. My time is limited, but one of my passions is a tiny mite I can do to help with this stuff. http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=656512

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