Mysteries of the World
The Chilling Case of the Carbon Copy Murders 157 Years Apart On 27 May 1817, the body of a murder victim - 20-year-old Mary Ashford was found in a flooded sandpit at Erdington, a village lying five miles outside of Birmingham in England. Exactly 157 years afterwards to the very day and hour of the Ashford murder, history repeated itself in a most brutal and chilling way when 20-year-old Barbara Forrest was strangled and left in the long grass near to the children's home in Erdington w
Brutal Slaying of Nannie Womack "The crime of the century in Russell County occurred on December 8, 1908, when Nannie Womack, the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Womack was found brutally raped and murdered less then a quarter mile from her home. Little Nannie died from a blow to the head. It was later determined the murder weapon was a tree limb used after the murderer failed to sucessfully choke the child. Nannie was one of five children. Nannie and two of her brothers attended the Mt. Olive school. On the afternoon of the slaying, Edward and Lucien, her brothers had gone home with some friends to spend the night. This left Nannie to walk home alone. Until she reached the lane leading to her home, Nannie was walking with some friends from school. As they reached her lane, the other children waved goodbye for what turned out to be the last time. The lane to her home was heavily wooded and a bit frightening to the child. Fifty yards down the lane, Nannie was seized, dragged into the woods, raped and murdered.