Murder, as used on this website, refers to the deliberate taking of human life. It includes the initiation of projects such as the Guatemala syphilis experiment, in which this may have been a byproduct rather than the primary result of the actions taken. Where death of a specific person was intended, we use the word "assassination". People whose death seems unnaturally early (or otherwise unlikely due to natural causes) are referred to as cases of "premature death".
Decreasing rate of clearup
In the US, the rate at which murders are cleared up declined steadily from 91% in 1965 to 54% in 2020.
|Murder victims of the 1950s
|Murder victims of the 1960s
|Murder victims of the 1970s
|1972 Munich massacre
|A famous attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
|Murder victims of the 1980s
|Murder victims of the 1990s
|Murder victims of the 2000s
|2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
|A convoy delivering aid to Gaza. 9 of those aboard were murdered by the IDF.
|Murder victims of the 2010s
|2011 Tucson shooting
|A "lone nut" killing of Justice John Roll
|2014 Ukraine coup/Odessa massacre
|Events in Odessa culminating in the deaths of 48 (official narrative) and up to 120 (evidence-based alternative narrative) anti-Kiev Junta demonstrators by fire, gun-shots and beatings in and around the Odessa Trade Union building on 2 May 2014
|2016 Magnanville stabbing
|President Hollande called it “incontestably a terrorist act” and said France was facing a terror threat “of a very large scale”
|2018 Gaza Massacre
|A massacre of at least 135 unarmed protestors including many women and children, and the wounding of many thousands more by Israeli IDF sniper teams, during the Palestinian 'Great March of Return' and the weeks following its end on 15 May 2018
|2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine/Premature death
|Premature deaths of mostly Russian businessman during and around when the Russian invasion commenced. There may be Ukrainian and others as well. As the list grows, it appears the men are being targeted in dozens of western countries as well.
|2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War
|Hamas attack on dozens of illegal Israeli settlements in Southern Israel provoking mass retaliatory killings by Israel. Corporate media call it the Israeli "9-11",<a href="#cite_note-1"></a>while critics of Israel refer to "10-7" as a staged, military operation in order to manufacture consent for a disproportionate response.<a href="#cite_note-2"></a>
|Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse
|Top level sanctioned torture on US prisoners, both to gather information about the effects of torture on victims and perpetrators as well as to intimidate and sew dragon's teeth.
|Air India Flight 182
|The biggest mass killing in Canadian history. Bomb blast brought a plane down off the coast of Ireland.
|A mysterious shooting which was generally avoided by the corporate media.
|Assassination is the extra-judicial killing of particular people, often indicative of deep politics at work. Illegal under most legal systems, the Western commercially controlled media has recently been introducing a euphemism for this: if carried out by "us" (Western democracies such as the USA) against "them" (demonized bogeymen), the preferred term is "targeted killing", the legality of which goes unquestioned.
|Assassination of the Marquesses of Urquijo
|Murder of prominent Spanish bank owners in 1980
|Algerian civil war massacre, where GIA, the group which took responsibility, might have been infiltrated and taken over by the Algerian government.
|Boston Marathon bombings
|A suspicious bombing with an even more suspicious attempt at a clean up - including the murder of Ibragim Todashev while in police custody.
|Police massacre of 2-3000 people after protest against collapsing neoliberal economy.
|'Copper Green' was one of several codewords for a US Black Ops program, formed with the direct approval of the then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who reportedly told special access members to “Grab whom you must. Do what you want.”
|El Mozote Massacre
|The execution of all 3 members of an IRA 'active service unit' (ASU) by British SAS soldiers in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988. Government files on the SAS shootings that should have been made available in 2015 for public scrutiny are being withheld by the Cabinet Office, which is accused of suppressing ‘politically sensitive information’.
|Guatemala syphilis experiment
|A murderous experiment which infected healthy subjects with syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid and possibly other diseases.
|Doctrine or ideology driven ritual murder
|J. D. Tippit/Murder
|An accessory murder to the JFK assassination
|The People's Temple cult, in Jonestown, lead by Jim Jones. In 1978 hundreds of members were poisoned by drinking a cyanide laced drink.
|June 2009 Washington Metro train collision
|A train accident which some consider a murder, since it eliminated a high ranking witness to the events of 9-11.
|Killing of Don Henry and Kevin Ives
|The murder of two kids who have witnessed criminal activity.
|Nice truck event
|French vehicle-ramming attack in Nice on 14 July 2016. It was filmed by Richard Gutjahr, who 8 days later filmed the shooting in Munich.
|A clandestine CIA research project into the use of terror as a means of social control. Techhniques from South East Asia, were later developed in Latin America
|3 million poor donors from rural china get asked to donate blood in very unsafe blood banks. 1,2 million get AIDS.
|The assassination of Robert Kennedy, who had resolved to bring to track down and prosecute the killers of him brother, JFK, once he had himself become president.
|Russian apartment bombings
|A 'Russian 9/11' which boosted support for the second war that was launched in Chechnya
|South African police shot and killed 69 people and injuring 180 others, who had been protesting apartheid.
|Films in which people get murdered
|Home Secretary Theresa May branded the revelations about the Lawrence case, some 21 years after the murder, as "profoundly shocking and disturbing", adding that "policing stands damaged today". She said the full truth had yet to emerge.
|Sétif and Guelma massacre
|Large French colonial massacre in 1945.
|Taksim Square massacre
|Tuskegee syphilis experiment
|A murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
|Vietnam War/My Lai Massacre
|The systematic, cold-blooded murder, butchery and rape of 504 Vietnamese civilians including 173 children by a company of 115 US army soldiers.
Murder victims on Wikispooks
|7 March 1978
|16 February 1973
|Dominican soldier and politician who tried to change things. Captured and summarily executed with the assistance of the CIA.
|29 April 2008
|A senior spook who was shot by a Houston police officer following a high speed motor car chase and died of his wounds.
|16 November 2010
|Shot and killed while driving home from the premiere of the film 'Burlesque'.
|16 June 2016
|Jo Cox was a UK politician murdered in the run up to the 2016 EU Referendum. Echoing the assassination of Sweden's Anna Lindh, the event appears not to have greatly influenced the outcome, and was officially carried out by a "lone nut".
|26 April 1999
|A high profile BBC TV presenter shot dead in front of her house.
|10 December 2002
|A taxi driver who was in the wrong place at the the wrong time. Tortured while in US custody and dead within the week. A leaked autopsy revealed "homicide", but the US authorities have not taken any action in this regard.
|26 February 1989
|Belfast man killed by the Provisional IRA (IRA) for acting as an informer for the Royal Ulster Constabulary's (RUC) Special Branch
|Le Cercle attendee, Murdered in unclear circumstances.
|20 May 1917
|17 April 1984
|Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead while on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy on 17 April 1984, cue for the breakdown of diplomatic relations between the UK and Libya. In 2017 a decision was announced not to prosecute her murder on grounds of "national security".
|21 December 1988
|CIA officer killed in the Lockerbie Bombing
|3 September 2022
|Murdered journalist in Las Vegas
|David Graham was a dentist who became suspicious after meeting two of the "19 hijackers". He reported being first ignored and then threatened by the FBI. He compiled a large report of his investigations into why the FBI were ignoring his warnings. Poisoned.
|21 July 1986
|Spooky arms dealer, Iran-Contra/Premature death
|15 June 2021
|Former state legislator
|14 August 1990
|George F. Baker Jr
|11 December 1977
|A "prominent socialite" shot dead in 1977. 1001 Club. His son was presumed dead after flying a small plane.
|17 July 2003
|Dr David Kelly, a biological weapons expert who died in highly suspicious circumstances
|John Douglas Kinser
|22 October 1951
|21 September 1964
|Violently murdered in September 1964 in his Dallas apartment, before he could finish his book on the JFK Assassination.
|28 November 1963
|22 April 1993
|26 June 2021
|A 13 year old Austrian girl who was brutally murdered by migrants in June 2021. Coverage of her death was minimal due to a media blackout.
|5 November 2015
|Credited with creating US enemy no.1 Russia Today; died mysteriously in Washington DC, officially ruled an accident by "a series of drunken falls."
|22 May 2002
|Murdered Washington intern. Congressman Gary Condit was prime suspect, but case pinned on a Salvadorean immigrant who had the case dropped in a retrial. The case is still officially unsolved.
|White House intern murdered randomly just as she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the Clinton White House
|6 October 2018
|Marinova was an investigative journalist. After an interesting segment on alleged fraud with EU funds by businessmen and politicians - promising to uncover more about those individuals next week - Marinova was murdered in the most popular place for joggers in the city of Ruse. Although deemed a rape and murder, some of her belongings have never been found.
|2 February 2013
|A CIA pilot who published two popular and insightful books on 9-11. He was found shot dead with his children.
|Jean Charles de Menezes
|22 July 2005
|Shot dead by UK police 2 weeks after the 7-7 bombings. Police originally lied about the circumstances, and might never have admitted the truth if Lana Vandenberghe had not blown the whistle and revealed the real chain of events.
|Mary Pinchot Meyer
|12 October 1964
|Wife of Cord Meyer, lover of JFK, murdered in 1964.
|10 August 1970
|US policeman turned spook who taught torture techniques to police in South America.
|23 May 2010
|Film director husband of Brittany Murphy who died under odd circumstances within months of his wife's mysterious death.
|16 September 2003
|An Iraqi civilian tortured to death by UK soldiers.
|28-year-old editor of the magazine 'Defence Helicopter World' when he was found dead in a Santiago Hotel in March, 1990
|20 December 2009
|A famous Hollywood actress who died in December 2009 under odd circumstances. Who killed Brittany Murphy? Was it mold or murder?
|15 May 1977
|British soldier who was abducted and killed by the IRA in 1977 while visiting a bar in South Armagh.
|15 March 1999
|Northern Irish human rights lawyer who was killed by a Loyalist paramilitary group in 1999.
|30 November 1988
|Mossad Iran Contra figure who was murdered in 1988 and whose documents were subsequently mopped up by unidentified spooks.
|11 September 2001
|A respected and sincere opponent of "terrorism" who faced opposition in trying to investigate the U.S.S. Cole attack and who was the FBI's leading expert on Al Qaeda. Later made Head of Security for the World Trade Center, where he was killed on his first day at work, September 11th, 2001.
|20 March 1979
|"Maverick journalist with excellent secret service contacts" shot dead in Rome a year after former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro's 1978 kidnapping and subsequent killing.
|A 9/11 firefighter who was murdered.
|Brian Downing Quig
|16 June 2003
|Deep politics researcher who publicised CIA drug trafficking. Fatal hit by a car in 2003.
|24 May 2006
|17 November 2000
|British victim of the 2000 Riyadh Bombing
|8 January 2011
|A judge shot less than 72 hours after ruling against US government
|7 August 1976
|Mobster for the Chicago Outfit. Died just before the HSCA.
|16 February 1994
|UK spook who died under suspicious circumstances. Officially a suicide during sex game.
|18 November 1978
|A known critic of the CIA who was murdered in Jonestown, Guyana.
|Rubén López Sabariego
|30 September 1961
|Cuban bus driver tortured and killed at US naval base Guantanamo
|... further results
|“Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a bitch. Freedom of expression cannot help you if you have done something wrong...The constitution can no longer help you if you disrespect a person.”
|“[A] world in which it is wrong to murder an individual civilian and right to drop a thousand tons of high explosive on a residential area does sometimes make me wonder whether this earth of ours is not a loony bin made use of by some other planet.”
|31 December 1943
|A set of murders between 1982 and 1985, in which 28 people died and 40 were injured. It became Belgium's most notorious unpunished crime spree.
Convicted of Murder
|Mehmet Ali Ağca
|9 January 1958
|Mark David Chapman
|10 May 1955
|The convicted but probable controlled patsy killer of John Lennon.
|23 April 1968
|11 June 2001
|James Earl Ray
|10 March 1928
|23 April 1998
|Charged by the US government for the killing of Martin Luther King. He died in jail having never had a trial.
|Ilich Ramírez Sánchez
|12 October 1949