Places of Interest

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Johnny Gosch's house

West Des Moines, Iowa

On September 5th, 1982, Johnny Gosch left this house in West Des Moines to deliver newspapers.

Shortly afterwards, the 12-year-old vanished without a trace.

The Home Depot where BTK left one of his letters

Wichita, Kansas

This is the Home Depot store where the BTK killer, Dennis Rader, dropped a cereal box into the back of an employee's pickup truck.

Inside the box, there was a case-changing letter that was addressed to the police.

Robin Williams' house

Tiburon, California

In August 2014, Hollywood actor Robin Williams committed suicide at this house in Tiburon, California.

He was 63 years old.

The Ravenite Social Club

Manhattan, New York

The Ravenite Social Club served as the headquarters for the Gambino crime family.

It was here that mob boss John Gotti and his associates were arrested by the FBI.

The Bergin Hunt and Fish Club

Queens, New York

The Bergin Hunt and Fish Club served as the main base of operations for mobster John Gotti.

It remained a Gambino headquarters up until early 2005.

Carlo Gambino's house

Brooklyn, New York

Mob boss Carlo Gambino lived at this house in Brooklyn up until his death in October 1976.

Nicknamed the "boss of bosses", Gambino held a great deal of influence over the five mafia families of New York.

The store where actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting

Beverly Hills, California

In December 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting at this department store in Beverly Hills.

One year later, she was sentenced to three years of probation.

The location where the "Bliss" wallpaper for Windows was taken

Sonoma, California

In January 1996, Charles O'Rear took a photo of this hill in Sonoma, California.

Later, it became the default wallpaper for the Windows XP operating system.

The location where the "Disaster Girl" meme photo was taken

Mebane, North Carolina

In January 2005, Dave Roth took a photograph of his daughter, Zoe, smiling in front of a house fire at this location in Mebane.

Three years later, the image became an Internet meme.

The location where the famous "Fire Escape Collapse" photograph was taken

Boston, Massachusetts

In July 1975, Stanley Forman captured his famous "Fire Escape Collapse" photograph in this alley in Boston.

The shocking photo, which shows two people falling from the 5th floor, had a major impact on fire safety inspection laws.

The location where Sherry Lynn Marler went missing

Greenville, Alabama

In June 1984, Sherry Lynn Marler went missing near the corner of West Commerce Street in Greenville, Alabama.

Since then, there has been no trace of the 12-year-old.

The street where actor Hugh Grant was arrested for lewd conduct

Los Angeles, California

In the early hours of June 27th, 1995, actor Hugh Grant was arrested for engaging in lewd conduct with a sex worker at this corner in Los Angeles.

After pleading no contest, he was fined and given two years' probation.

The location where Richard Ramirez was arrested

Los Angeles, California

On August 31st, 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez was arrested at this location on Hubbard Street in East Los Angeles.

Ramirez was apprehended after a group of residents beat him and held him down.

The salon where Britney Spears shaved her head

Tarzana, California

On February 16th, 2007, pop star Britney Spears walked into this hair salon in Tarzana, California, and proceeded to shave her own head.

The incident became worldwide news, as it represented yet another chapter in the singer's downward spiral.

The location where "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" was interviewed

Fresno, California

In February 2013, a homeless drifter named Kai Lawrence rushed to a woman's defense by striking her attacker over the back of the head with a hatchet.

Following the incident, he gave a famous interview at this street corner in Fresno.

The public restroom where George Michael was arrested

Beverly Hills, California

On April 7th, 1998, George Michael was arrested after he exposed himself to a police officer at this restroom in Beverly Hills, California.

Six months later, the singer satirized the incident in the music video for his song "Outside."

The apartment where actor Corey Haim died

Los Angeles, California

In March 2010, former teen actor Corey Haim collapsed and died at this apartment building in Los Angeles, California.

The cause of death was pneumonia, which had been complicated by an enlarged heart and narrowed blood vessels.

The location where actor Bobby Driscoll was found dead

East Village, New York

On March 30th, 1968, former child actor Bobby Driscoll was found dead at this building in the East Village neighborhood of New York.

It was later determined that the 31-year-old had died of heart failure due to years of heroin use.

Gerry Ryan's apartment

Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland

In April 2010, Irish radio and TV presenter Gerry Ryan died at this apartment on Upper Leeson Street in Dublin City.

The cause of death was heart failure due to cocaine use.

The location where James Dean's last photograph was taken

Sherman Oaks, California

James Dean's last photograph was taken at a gas station on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California.

These days, it is the location of a Whole Foods grocery store.

The house where actor Anton Yelchin died

Studio City, California

In June 2016, actor Anton Yelchin died in a freak car accident at this house in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

He was only 27 years old.

The thrift store that serial killer Herb Baumeister owned

Indianapolis, Indiana

During the 1990s, serial killer Herb Baumeister owned a successful thrift store chain called Sav-A-Lot.

One of the stores was situated at this strip mall in the Castleton area of Indianapolis.

Mike Tyson's childhood home

Brooklyn, New York

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson grew up in this apartment building on Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The bar where serial killer Ed Kemper hung out

Santa Cruz, California

During the 1970s, serial killer Ed Kemper frequented a bar called the Jury Room.

It was here that he mingled with law enforcement and discussed "the Coed Killer" case.

The house where Katy French collapsed

Kilmessan, Meath, Ireland

On December 2nd, 2007, Irish model and socialite Katy French collapsed at this house in County Meath after she suffered a brain injury from drug use.

The 24-year-old died four days later.

The location where serial killer Ed Kemper was arrested

Pueblo, Colorado

On April 24th, 1973, serial killer Ed Kemper was arrested at a payphone near the corner of Norwood Avenue and 21st Street in Pueblo, Colorado.

The arrest was made after "Big Ed" called 911 and confessed to his crimes.

Lucky Luciano's childhood home

Manhattan, New York

Charles "Lucky" Luciano and his family lived in this building on East 10th Street in Manhattan.

It was here that the mafia boss started his life of crime.

The apartment building where Sid Vicious died

Manhattan, New York

In February 1979, punk rock icon Sid Vicious died from a drug overdose at this apartment building on Bank Street in Manhattan.

It is believed that the 21-year-old may have committed suicide.

The Triangle Social Club

Manhattan, New York

The Triangle Civic Improvement Association was a mob hangout for the Greenwich Village Crew, which was a part of the Genovese crime family.

The club served as the headquarters for mafia boss Vincent Gigante.

The location where Tupac Shakur shot two police officers

Atlanta, Georgia

In the early hours of October 31st, 1993, Tupac Shakur shot two off-duty police officers at this intersection in Atlanta, Georgia.

Later, it was determined that the rapper had acted in self-defense.

The restaurant where Shanann Watts had her last meal

Scottsdale, Arizona

On August 11th, 2018, Shanann Watts dined out at the Yard House in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Less than 48 hours later, she was murdered by her husband.

The Starbucks where Britney Spears was photographed driving with her son on her lap

Malibu, California

In February 2006, pop star Britney Spears sparked controversy after she was photographed driving with her son on her lap near this Starbucks in Malibu, California.

Ian Curtis' house

Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

On May 18th, 1980, Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide at 77 Barton Street in Macclesfield, England.

He was 23 years old.

The driveway where Amanda Bynes started a fire

Thousand Oaks, California

In July 2013, former child actress Amanda Bynes was placed under a mental health evaluation hold after she started a fire on this driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.

One month later, her mother was granted temporary conservatorship over her affairs.

The location where serial killer Joel Rifkin was arrested

Mineola, New York

In June 1993, serial killer Joel Rifkin was arrested at this location in Mineola, New York.

Afterwards, officers found the remains of 22-year-old Tiffany Bresciani in the back of his pickup truck.