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10 Most Infamous Stains in History


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An Unmentionable's End
Bonnie Parker's blood-stained stocking, along with several other personal effects, sold at auction in 2012 for $11,400. © Bettmann/CORBIS
Bonnie Parker's blood-stained stocking, along with several other personal effects, sold at auction in 2012 for $11,400. © Bettmann/CORBIS

In 1932, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker fell into each other's arms. And together, they roamed America as outlaws and robbers with a rotating cast of gang members, murdering law enforcement officers and civilians and living on the run.

They zoomed around the countryside in their cars. They took cover in backwoods hiding places wherever they could. And after two years of intermittent rampages, authorities finally spun up a massive manhunt to kill or capture Bonnie and Clyde and their cohorts. In 1934, in Louisiana, police finally ambushed the pair on a rural road. Both were killed by a storm of bullets.

Some personal effects were recovered from their automobile, including one of Bonnie's silk stockings, which was steeped in blood. In 2012, the stocking went to auction along with several other items, such as a screwdriver and an aspirin tin, for $11,400.


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