Kelle in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

#63 Jul 5, 2013
When you mentioned the paperboy riding by, I remember that he starting throwing rocks at her to try and stop her cutting the kids.
JEB wrote:
It is strange to find people talking about this. I to went to Lindberg, I was 9 when this happened. It was the same day my mother was in a car accident. From what I recall is the older kids were down the street playing ball and the paper boy rode by as she was coming out of the house with one of the kids, knife in hand. They were dismembered on the front lawn, I remember the photo in the newspaper the next day, several "blankets" layed out on the lawn covering the kids. Pastor Dales wife (I believe this was his name) went into the back of the house and rescued 1 or 2 of the youngest.
Things were never the same walking up to the school and passing this house just before turning down the entrance.
I have been living in Colorado for the past 21 years and as morbid as it may sound, whenever we go home to visit I drive by. It has gotten to the point where my kids want me to take them by there.
Cathi

Spokane, WA

#64 Jul 5, 2013
I wish we could find some of the old newspaper articles and then find out the rest of the story. What happened after, how the other kids are doing today. What ultimately happened to her etc. She was only at the state hospital for a couple of years
Dee Dee

San Diego, CA

#65 Jul 5, 2013
Yes, I agree with you Cathi. Wished there were more information on this story. I currently live less than a mile from that house and have some "older" neighbors that have lived in this area since the 50's. I'll see if they remember or know more about it.
Rick in Seattle

United States

#66 Jul 5, 2013
Oh me too! That would be great!
Char

El Cajon, CA

#67 Aug 14, 2013
I don't even know what made me think about looking this up. I think I wondered if it really happened. I guess I thought it may have been an urban legend. I guess back then you just didn't talk about such bad things happening. But when I saw the post with the name "Mr. Evans", I really had to laugh. We may have been in the same class. Jeffery Evans.. 5th grade....he tried to give me a grade of failing in classroom behavior (i talked him out of it). Mrs. Stewart was very nice though. And I remember Ms. Bruntz and Mrs. Frash......Ms. Bruntz used to hit kids!
Rick in Seattle

United States

#68 Aug 15, 2013
Char wrote:
I don't even know what made me think about looking this up. I think I wondered if it really happened. I guess I thought it may have been an urban legend. I guess back then you just didn't talk about such bad things happening. But when I saw the post with the name "Mr. Evans", I really had to laugh. We may have been in the same class. Jeffery Evans.. 5th grade....he tried to give me a grade of failing in classroom behavior (i talked him out of it). Mrs. Stewart was very nice though. And I remember Ms. Bruntz and Mrs. Frash......Ms. Bruntz used to hit kids!
do you remember mr Evans drank Cokes all day and had a temper
Joe from Flagstaff AZ

Scottsdale, AZ

#69 Sep 21, 2013
My partner and I were the first cover unit to respond to the call on Mt. Albertine that day. We helped the initial responding officer disarm and handcuff Mary Ann Maloney. She was placed into the back seat of our unit as the first officer was driving an ambulance.
We spent the rest of the morning keeping the ghouls who wanted the see the carnage away from the crime scene. As my partner and I were still in the academy, this was my first, and to this day most horrific, crime scene I ever had to work.
Robert Benard

San Diego, CA

#70 Sep 21, 2013
Well, it looks like her life was so up and down, once families break up, drama may start in kids life, and i think parents can not see it from that part. If you guys will need any answer about cabs, taxi services to find somebody, or a stuff, especially airport taxi services, reach us at this website sandiegoairporttaxi.org we may help for that.
D Reynolds

Lithonia, GA

#71 Oct 24, 2013
I was born and raised on Mt Adelbert. I was 9 also at the time this happened. I remenber coming home and asking my Mom what happened. I only found out all of it when I heard my parents talking about it. Scared me for the longest time. Those things just didn't happen back then.
Raelene mcintosh

Whittier, CA

#72 Nov 8, 2013
oceangirl1966 wrote:
Does anybody have information on the 70's case near mt. abernathy when a young mother beheaded her 3 younger children after the father had taken the older kids to the park. I went to elementary school with one of the surviving kids...she was my best friend and i never knew this happened to her until I was older and we had lost contact....
. I think I was in 2nd grade .Lindbergh Elementary School ...I remember that what a nightmare !!!!!!
Raelene mcintosh

Whittier, CA

#73 Nov 8, 2013
I totally remember that I was in 2nd grade Lindburg elementary school ...seems like a really bad dream or nightmare ..so many horrible things happen in Claremont during those young years .I remember two little kids from Germany .came to lindburg Elementary on the second day there the little girl got smashed between two cars and died .my mother ended up committing suicide .other friends just randomly had horrible accidents and terrible death s...
Raelene mcintosh

Whittier, CA

#74 Nov 8, 2013
Oh all these terrible memories .I remember being in the combination class ms. Bloom, ms. Nelson...all these horrible tragedy that happened, I remember a creepy man driving that ugly white van .that used to try to pull at the little girls in .I remember plane crashes my mom killing herself .all sorts of crazy stuff .sometimes I thought all this was my nightmares Please tell me more...I blocked a lot out of my mind..and just need to know all this is true
Rick in Seattle

San Jose, CA

#75 Nov 9, 2013
Raelene Sorry about your mom. Sorry for my language. Clairemont was a big piece of crap! I remember those incidents. I was just starting Hale Jr. High. They started busing low income students from other schools. They would mug students and teachers burn down classrooms and the gym! San Diego is such a beautiful city! But I believe the Devil lived in Clairemont. It left a scar on me. Someday I will go there. I'm just gonna spend a little time and walk around.

Since: Nov 13

United States

#76 Nov 15, 2013
oceangirl1966 wrote:
Does anybody have information on the 70's case near mt. abernathy when a young mother beheaded her 3 younger children after the father had taken the older kids to the park. I went to elementary school with one of the surviving kids...she was my best friend and i never knew this happened to her until I was older and we had lost contact....
. Hi Oceangirl1966....I'm Dewey, just found out about this fourm concearning the Maloney family. Posted a somewhat lengthy comment on here on what I had experianced that day...hope it shows up on here. I grew up across the street 3 houses down from the Maloney's on Mt Ackerman Dr and had interactions with their family for about a 2 yr period up until that unfortuneate day...I was 9 yrs old at that time and had the misfortunate experiance of witnessing the entire situation while standing right across the street with a few of our neighborhood buddies....if interested in anything I can add to this all concearning my personal experances with the Maloney's up to that point in june...feel free k...thx..
Susan

San Clemente, CA

#77 Nov 16, 2013
I went to school with Ken, the oldest brother for many years. I haven't seen any articles on this but the incident/story was quite traumatic. I'm glad I found something on it as I was starting to believe it perhaps didn't happen but then realize the internet didn't exist back then. Fast forward to Andrea Yates who has a story on t.v. tonight which is what made me remember this. I can't help but wonder what Ken's and the other surviving children's lives have been like. Is the mother still alive? It sounds like she was released after only a short period of time. Still thinking about this 40 years later :(
Straw hat

Oceanside, CA

#78 Nov 19, 2013
Testing for post
Straw hat

Oceanside, CA

#79 Nov 19, 2013
Hi guys, yes it's been 40 years. Dewy how are you? I'm sure your last name starts with P? Never dawned on me to search for info on what happens that day. Bored I guess. LOL. I'm the guy on the bike. Just wanted a ice cream. I remember a lot about that day and some of what I've read here and in the news print aren't correct but that's ok it was years ago. The one thing ill always remember as I can clearly picture it was , as I turned my bike around to see what was wrong and possibly help Mrs Maloney had her hand in the 2 mth olds mouth and as I got closer I realized it was in the baby's mouth past her wrist!!! I thought " the baby's not chocking. Mrs Maloney is freaking out again" I rode towards home screaming for help. NO 911 then. From 3 houses away I watched as she butchered them. She didn't stop until the preacher showed up. I noticed that he never looked down, he didn't survey the body parts. I did a few minutes later.
Rick in Seattle

Seattle, WA

#80 Nov 19, 2013
All's I can say straw hat is! Oh my gosh!! I was on my bike to! And also saw the bodies!
Straw hat

Oceanside, CA

#81 Nov 19, 2013
Rick in Seattle wrote:
All's I can say straw hat is! Oh my gosh!! I was on my bike to! And also saw the bodies!
ive sat here since my post and thought it seems odd but ok to finally write something down about what happened. Over the years I've told the complete story, usually around a camp fire or at Halloween when adults are telling scary stories. Most times I tell it as just a story and someone will ask " where you the boy on the bike?" when I say yes, they have a hard time believing.
Mrs Maloney wore a straw hat pizza palace hat while walking the the neighborhood late at night nude!!

Since: Jan 14

Location hidden

#82 Jan 12, 2014
I remember this house as I went to Lindbergh Elementary. Kenny Maloney, their son, was in my class throughout elementary, Jr. High and High School. This was so so sad.

There was another article related to her in the San Diego Union, On January 29th, 1958, Mary Ann Maloney gave birth in the back of a San Diego Police Car on her way to the hospital. The husband assisted with the birth, receiving direction from the Police Officer (Patrolman Ronald Robertson age 23) driving them via Clairemont Mesa Blvd. to Sharp Hospital. Officer Robertson had been on the SDPD for 1 year and was quoted as saying this was the first time he lost a race with a stork.

I tried looking for the original article but most of 1973 of the San Diego Union was not archived.

I hope all of the surviving children were well cared for and counseled after this terrible tragedy in 1973 - very sad for all.:-(

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