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Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos encased in wax and plaster

1940

Carl Tanzler, or Count Carl von Cosel, was a bacteriologist at the United States Marine Hospital in Key West, Florida. He asserted that amid his youth and later life, he had dreams of a dead precursor who uncovered to him the substance of an outlandish dim haired lady as his intimate romance. On April 22, 1930, Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos came to him for an examination and he was persuaded that she was the lady in his dreams.  In any case, Hoyos was determined to have tuberculosis, which was deadly in those days. Tanzler wound up fixated on her and endeavored to cure her with an assortment of pharmaceuticals, notwithstanding bringing X-beam and other electrical gear to her home. He proclaimed his affection to her and gave her blessings, adornments, and... Read More

Miranda Barbour, The Craigslist Killer

Miranda Barbour, The Craigslist Killer

November 2011

A woman accused of a single Craigslist murder admitted to the killing and then went on to reveal… "Alex" (who requested to remain anonymous) met Miranda three years ago in the adolescent ward of a behavioral health facility, where the teens were each seeking treatment for their issues. In the wake of 19-year-old "Craigslist killer" Miranda Barbour's shocking confession—that she murdered at least 22 people as a member of a satanic cult—authorities and her family are questioning the veracity of her claims. But a friend of Barbour's believes her, telling Jezebel, "She has maintained [the same] solid story for three years now."  "I would imagine that [Miranda] was admitted for self-harm, depression, and suicidal tendencies, as she suffered... Read More