The Iowa axe murders took place on the evening of June 9, 1912, and early morning of June 10, 1912, in the town of Villisca in Iowa. And is one of the most gruesome murder story there is! It involves the brutal deaths of the Moore family and two guests that were spending the night.
The eight victims, which included Joshua & Sarah Moore, their four children and two Moor children that were spending the night. All eight victims were found bludgeoned to death with an axe. It was suspected that the killer was waiting for the family in the attic as two cigarettes were found in the attic and were believed to have belonged to the murderer!... All the eight victims were slaughtered during the night and they were killed with such forced that axe marks were left in the ceiling along with over items of furniture.