13 of the most notorious crimes in American history


Crime Police

REUTERS/Issei Kato

Passion, greed, insanity ...


There are many reasons why crimes are committed, and while most are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.

In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History," Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, gruesome, and shocking crimes in American history.

Business Insider rounded up 13 of the most notorious crimes highlighted in the book.