Ricardo "Richard" Ramirez was born February 29, 1960, in El Paso, Texas. The youngest of five children, he suffered two serious head injuries during his childhood: at age two, a dresser fell on top of him, cutting open his forehead; at age five, a park swing knocked him unconscious. The latter injury caused epileptic seizures... Continue Reading →
Repeat because it’s summertime funtime bumming time.
From Wisconsin (Ed Gein) we travel to my home state of Texas, for a lesson on why you should not take candy from strangers.
Dean Corll was born in 1939 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His family moved to Texas in 1950, settling in Vidor, a small town roughly 90 miles from Houston. Corll played trombone in the school band and graduated from Vidor High in 1958. Shortly afterward, the Corll family packed up and moved to Houston, where Corll’s mother continued the small candy company she’d started in Vidor.
The “Pecan Prince” candy company specialized in pecan chewies, pralines, and divinity. Corll ran the assembly line and endeared himself to the neighborhood boys (!) by handing out free candy (!!) and taking them to picnics at the beach in his van (!!!). In 1968, Corll’s mother closed the business and moved to…
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Theodore "Ted" Bundy was born Theodore Cowell on November 24, 1946, in Vermont, at the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers. After his birth, the future Bundy's mother moved to Philadelphia and stayed with her parents. For a while, he was told that his grandparents were his parents, and that his mother was his sister;... Continue Reading →