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Exciting Updates Coming to The Post-Mortem Post!

June 29, 2015 rehadlock 0

We are pleased to announce that on July 13th The Post-Mortem Post will finally be dropping “.wordpress” from our domain name! We’ll also be updating some of our older articles and working towards making our site prettier and easier to navigate. Thank you to all our followers on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook! We really appreciate all your support and hope you will continue to visit us here at The Post-Mortem Post. If you aren’t already, you can Follow us on Twitter @PostMortem_post and Like our Facebook Fan Page to stay updated on new articles! If you love our blog and […]

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Survivors of Spontaneous Human Combustion

June 24, 2015 rehadlock 2

In 2013 a 9-day-old infant, “Baby Rahul”, made headlines when his mother, Rajeshwari Karnan admitted him to a local hospital in India to seek treatment for his burns which she claimed were caused by spontaneous combustion. Rahul was discovered lying in his bed, on fire, by a neighbor who heard the child’s screams. Professor R. Jayachandran, Rahul Karnan’s pediatrician believed his burns may have been caused by gasses expelling through his skin and theorized it may be a genetic condition. Twenty-five year old Rajeshwari has an older daughter, Narmatha, who has never suffered a believed instance of SHC. Since Rahul’s initial incident, […]

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Laura Belle Devlin

June 8, 2015 rehadlock 1

On January 5, 1947 C.G. Butcher, a postman in Newark, Ohio delivered mail to the Devlin residence at 78 King Avenue. That day, seventy-two year old housewife and avid collector of old lace, Laura Belle Devlin, received a letter from relatives in Philadelphia informing her that her 75-year-old husband, Thomas Devlin, had passed away during a recent visit. Made suspicious by the fact that this letter had no stamp and a postmark which was obviously hand-written, C.G. Butcher took the widow to the local police station. When Mrs. Devlin was questioned, she admitted to having murdered her husband, Thomas, in the parlour […]

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Woman Found Pushing Her Deceased Child in Swing for “Unusually Long Period of Time”

June 1, 2015 rehadlock 0

At 7AM on Friday, May 22, 2015 deputies of the Charles County Sheriff’s department arrived at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, Maryland in response to a call reporting a woman who had been swinging a child for an “unusually long period of time”. Although officers had originally believed the child was in need of first-aid, as they approached, “It was instantaneously clear the child was dead.”. The child was identified as three year old Ji’Aire Lee and while there were no clear signs of foul play, investigators are not ruling out the possibility. It is believed the mother may have […]