True Crime On This Day October 30th

True Crime On This Day October 30th

October 30th

On October 30th in true crime, missing person cold case, triple murder, death sentence, and multiple serial killers.


The day before Halloween, in New Jersey, all three members of the Deal family were brutally murdered. Gary Deal, the father, was laying near the front door having been shot and his throat slit.

His wife, Joan Deal, was found naked with her throat slit and had been shot multiple times. Their three-year-old son, Jason Deal, was found dead in his bed with his throat cut. The case remains unsolved.


In Ashley County, Arkansas, Charles Laverne Singleton was sentenced to death for the June 1st murder of 19-year-old grocery clerk Mary Lou York.

Singleton, who was suffering from schizoaffective disorder, stabbed York to death in a frenzy but she managed to shout out for help during the attack. York died of her wounds shortly after. Singleton was executed by lethal injection in Arkansas on January 6th 2004.


in Collie, Western Australia, 12-year-old Lisa Marie Mott, disappeared after waiting to be picked up by her family. She had last been seen on the main street of the town, where she was waiting after basketball practice.

Witnesses claimed that she had been talking to an unidentified person in a yellow van. Her disappearance was linked to Australian serial killing couple David and Catherine Birnie, who killed at least four females in their home in 1986.

An investigation discovered that no solid evidence could link the Birnie’s to the disappearance. The case was reopened in 2000 but despite numerous leads and intense media speculation, no trace of Mott has ever been found.


In Rochester, New York, 27-year-old Rochester University School of Medicine student Charlotte Heimann disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

She had checked herself into the Rochester Psychiatric Center for an evaluation after a drug overdose. She also claimed she was afraid of a man who was following her, and she knew the hospital would have to hold her for 72 hours.

The same day, she left the centre on a four-hour pass claiming she had to go and pay her rent, but she never returned.

An unidentified man came looking for her at the centre a few hours after. Her mother reported her missing a month later on November 25th but authorities were initially unwilling to take a missing person’s report, although the reasons behind this have never been made clear.

The circumstances surrounding Heimann’s disappearance, and the identity of the man have long remained a mystery. No trace of Heimann has ever been found.


In Rantoul, Illinois, 26-year-old Edgar Underkofler disappeared under suspicious circumstances. His body was found on March 4th 1983 in a remote field in Danville.

The circumstances of his death were matched to similar murders in the region. A later investigation showed that Underkofler had been killed by American serial killer Larry William Eyler, AKA: The Highway Killer, who confessed to the murders of 21 teenage boys and young men between 1982 and 1984.

He was captured on August 21st 1984 and sentenced to death. He later died of AIDS-related complications on death row in 1994.


In Russia, the body of 19-year-old Vera Shevkun was discovered in a remote forest near the town of Mines. She had been tortured and mutilated with both of her breasts being removed.

From: Monstrous Serial Killers Encyclopedia.

She had been murdered by Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, AKA: The Red Ripper. Chikatilo had enjoyed playing with the blood of his victims.

He chewed upon the organs of his female victims and the testicles of his few male ones. But he still maintained that he never ate them, he simply chewed and discarded.

Chikatilo was captured in 1990 and found guilty of 52 murders. He was sentenced to death and executed on February 16th 1994.

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