Injustice & Questions in the Heartland: The Villisca Axe Murders at 106.

Wess Haubrich
9 min readJun 6, 2018

106 years ago this June 10, 6 children and 2 adults were brutally murdered in their beds in a small Iowa town. The crime has birthed alot more questions then answers. No one was ever brought to justice for it or the other crimes of the Midwestern Axe Man.

“The Villisca Republic”, June 10, 1912.

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Wess Haubrich

Horror, crime, noir with a distinctly southwestern tinge. Staff writer, former contributing editor; occultist; anthropologist of symbols.