Unlike the graves of history's heroes and legends, the final resting places of criminals are not places of somber celebration and in many cases are purposely not easy to find. Often the worst criminals won't even have a grave site, instead having their families opt for cremation so that they don't have to face a lifetime of morbid vandalism. Many notorious criminal legends pass away while incarcerated and are buried in unmarked graves on prison grounds.
There are criminals whose actions have grown into folklore and legend or who are so intrinsically linked to a moment in history that their eternal resting place does hold value. These are the graves of those criminals.
John Wilkes Booth assassinated president Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Booth was a theatre actor from a famed theatrical family. The large monument is the Booth family plot while the small, ummarked tombstone in the foreground is John Wilkes Booth's personal marker.
- Age: Dec. at 26 (1838-1865)
- Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland
Ed Gein was a murderer and grave robber who was found legally insane. His crimes have served as inspiration to films from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
- Age: Dec. at 77 (1906-1984)
- Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States of America
Henry McCarty, also known as William H. Bonney was a Wild West outlaw who is believed to have killed eight men before being gunned down at the age of 21.
- Age: Dec. at 21 (1859-1881)
- Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde committed a string of bank robberies during the Great Depression.
- Age: Dec. at 23 (1910-1934)
- Birthplace: Rowena, Texas