One of the only surviving photographs of Juliana Price. Price, born to wixen parents (a tailor and a seamstress) in 1924, exhibited magical prowess from the cradle, where she played with sparks between her chubby fingers. Price had a life-long obsession with fire and pyro-magic, and at the age of 9 her magical experimentation with fire progressed to include their family’s kneazle, which died as a result. Price attended a small Kentucky school of magic called Bowles’ Finishing School, but was expelled at the age of 14 after several fire-related incidents, which included setting a teacher on fire “on accident” and a burning a student “mostly on accident,” according to her diary.
Unfortunately, her expulsion did little but give her a sufficient amount of time to continue her “experiments.” At the age of 17, Price perished when she burned herself, both her parents, and three of her Muggle neighbors alive while attempting pyromancy with Fiendfyre. Investigating Aurors also discovered charred remains in the woods nearby, hidden under poorly-performed Disillusionment charms. The bodies were, respectively, 2 years, 7 months, 4 months, and 3 months old, and are believed to be victims of Price, who wrote about “practicing with some friends” several times in her diary.
Price is remembered as one of the most infamous wixen killers of 20th century America.
(beautiful gif is property of Kevin Weir)