This collection is information pertaining to the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden on August 4, 1892. To this day, this is still and unsolved murder case.
Shortly before noon on August 4, 1892, the body of Andrew Borden, a prosperous businessman, was found in the parlor of his Fall River, Massachusetts, home. As neighbors, police and doctors arrived at the scene, the body of Abby Borden, his wife, was discovered in an upstairs bedroom. A week later, Andrew's younger daughter, Lizzie, was arrested for the double murder. In an era when women were considered the "weaker" sex and female murderers were nearly unheard of, the trial - and subsequent acquittal - of Lizzie Borden made her a media sensation. Officially, the case remains unsolved, but Lizzie Borden may very well have taken an ax and ended her parents' lives on that sweltering summer day.
Andrew Jackson Borden (1822 - 1892) was a man whose life spanned the better part of a century, witnessing great changes not only in his hometown city and the industries there, but throughout the entire country.
The murder of Lizzie's parents is not the only murder that took places within the Borden family. This is a sad tale on how Lizzie's great aunt took the life of two of her children, then took her own life. This was in the house next to the house wit...
Alice Manely Russell (1852-1941) moved with her family to Fall River in 1873. Upon her father's death in 1878, she moved to 96 Second Street, next door to the Borden family, and was quite friendly with them for the twelve years leading up to the murd...
Primary documents (including trial and inquest testimony), images, maps, links, and other materials relating to Lizzie Borden trial of 1893. Site also includes an original narrative account of the case and trial.