True Crime On This Day October 15th

Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by Ben Oakley

True Crime On This Day October 15th

October 15th

On October 15th, in true crime, cold-blooded murder, WCPO hostage siege, unsolved cold cases, and a prison escape rampage.


In Aberdeen, Scotland, the body of businessman and curry house owner Kazi Ahmad was discovered at a flat in Rosemount Viaduct by his employees.

He had been stabbed to death in a violent and brutal attack. His murder went unsolved for 38 years until 2016 when 62-year-old Riasat Khan was arrested. In 2017, Khan was sentenced to life in prison.


In Cincinnati, Ohio, self-proclaimed terrorist, James Hoskins, entered the WCPO news studios and held nine employee’s hostage. Hoskins was armed with multiple handguns and rifles, when he approached Elaine Green and her cameraman in the parking lot.

He forced them to lead him in, where he took another seven people hostage. Hoskins was displeased with the local government and wanted the studio takeover to represent his anger, but he failed.

Unbeknownst to negotiators at the time, Hoskins had murdered his girlfriend shortly before arriving at the studios. He eventually let all the hostages go but shot himself in the head while on the phone to negotiators. His true motives remain a mystery.


In Hinsdale, New Hampshire, 22-year-old Mary Harrison was reported missing by her husband, Walter. Her body was discovered 15 days later on October 30th, by a hunter, hunting deer in nearby woods.

She had been killed by a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Despite claims of a botched investigation, and uninterested local press, no suspect has ever been identified, and Harrison’s murder remains unsolved.


In Utah, on October 15th, Viva Leroy Nash escaped from Utah Prison by walking away from a prison crew. He wasn’t reported missing until several hours afterwards.

The delay in reporting him missing, meant he had time to travel to Las Vegas, where he robbed and killed a drug dealer for cash, and a car.

Three weeks later he shot dead Gregory West while robbing the Moon Valley Coin Shop. Bystanders and a neighbouring store owner managed to restrain him until police arrived.

He was recaptured and subsequently sentenced to death. He died on death row in Arizona in 2010.


In Auburn, Washington, the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Yvonne ‘Shelly’ Antosh were discovered by hunters near the Big Soos Creek. She had vanished from Pacific Highway South, Seattle, in May 1983.

She was last seen at the Ben Carol Motel on South 14th Street just before midnight. Antosh had been picked up and murdered by Gary Ridgway, AKA: The Green River Killer, one of the United States’ most prolific killers.

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