Curdell James III


Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA)

Shot. 1 Jan 1997

Curdell and Toya Charlton were shot in the back by Robert Lee Davis Jr.

Toya Charlton


Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA)

Shot. 1 Jan 1997

Toya and Curdell James III were shot in the back by Robert Lee Davis Jr.

Lynn Montana


Washington, D.C. (USA)

Burned. 1 Jan 1997

Lynn died from burn wounds. No other information is known.

Name Unknown


Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Shot. 20 Feb 1997

The victim was shot. No other information is known.

Robyn Brown

Age 23

London (United Kingdom)

Stabbed. 28 Feb 1997

Robyn's body was found in a flat in Gosfield Rd W1 on 28th February 1997. She had been stabbed multiple times.

Gracie Detzer (James Detzer)


Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)

Strangled and drowned. 28 May 1997

Gracie was strangled and drowned in a bathtub by Steven Craig.

Kevin Freeman


New York (USA)

Beaten. 20 Jun 1997

Kevin's body was found in a park with their skull split nearly in half.

Marcela Arias


Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina)

Stabbed. 29 Jul 1997

Marcela was stabbed. No other information is known.

Michael/Michelle Gardiner

Age 19

Snowtown, South Australia (Australia)

Strangled. 30 Sep 1997

Michael/Michelle was one of the victims of the serial killings known as the Snowtown murders. They were killed by John Bunting and Robert Wagner sometime in September 1997 (we...

Stacey Estupinian


Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Murdered. 1 Oct 1997

Stacey was murdered. No other information is known.

Maria La Conchita Palencia


Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Shot. 2 Oct 1997

Maria was shot repeatedly in the stomach.

Robert H. Jones

Age 30

New Castle, Delaware (USA)

Stabbed. 15 Oct 1997

Robert was stabbed by Ronald Taltoan. During his trial, Taltoan used a trans panic defence and blamed the victim for their own death.

Vanessa/Barry Lane

Age 42

Snowtown, South Australia (Australia)

Dismembered. 31 Oct 1997

Lane's dismembered body was found by police in a drum in the bank vault in Snowtown, along with the body of Michael Gardiner.

Maurice E. Murray


St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

Shot. 10 Nov 1997

Maurice was shot several times.

Jerrell Williams

Age 19

Mobile, Alabama (USA)

Stabbed. 30 Nov 1997

Jerrell was stabbed and slashed in the throat by Tavares Demetrius some time during November 1997. Seven years later Demetrius pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 15...

Yamile Lee


San Diego, California (USA)

Stabbed. 4 Dec 1997

Yamile was stabbed to death with a large butcher knife, allegedly by Luis Garces.

Ali He'shun Forney

Age 22 (born 12 Apr 1975)

New York (USA)

Shot. 5 Dec 1997

Ali was found with a gunshot wound to the head by police on the sidewalk in front of a housing project on East 131st Street in Harlem at 4 a.m. on 5th December 1997.

Vianna Faye Williams


Jersey City, New Jersey (USA)

Stabbed. 24 Dec 1997

Vianna suffered multiple stab wounds to back, neck, and chest.

Name Unknown


Madrid (Spain)

Murdered. 31 Dec 1997

The victim was murdered in Madrid sometime during 1997. No other information is known.