Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
In the Wake of the Butcher : Cleveland's Torso Murders (Ohio)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0873386892, Paperback)On September 5, 1934, Frank LaGassie made a gruesome discovery. Partially buried was the lower half of a woman's torso, legs amputated at the knees. This "Lady of the Lake," as she was dubbed by the police and the press, was the first in a terrifying series of decapitation murders that haunted Cleveland for the next few years.
From 1934 to 1938, the "Torso Killer" left the corpses of a least twelve victims in and around the Kingsbury Run area of Cleveland. A frightened city turned to its safety director, the legendary Eliot Ness, who focused more energy and manpower on this investigation that any previous police action in Cleveland. But the killer was never arrested, or even officially identified.
In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland's Torso Murders is the first detailed, book-length examination of these horrific crimes. This compelling account is based on police reports, autopsy protocols, personal interviews with the descendants of victims and investigators, and unpublished manuscripts.
Illustrated with maps, rare crime scene and morgue photographs, and newspaper photos, this carefully researched true crime study offers a detailed account of one of the most sensational unsolved murder cases in the nation's history.
(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:30:02 -0400)
No library descriptions found.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.