"The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run"
Facts of the Case
The crime was never solved.
All of the bodies were decapitated.
At least 8 heads were never found.
Only one victim was killed where the body was found.
There were at least 13 victims and by some estimates 24.
Some of the bodies were treated chemically.
Ness claimed to have solved the crime in 1938 (Gaylord Sundheim aka Dr. Francis E. Sweeney).
At least one of the victims was buried in the potters field section of Highland Park Cemetery.
While in Chicago and also in Cleveland, Eliot Ness enjoyed a cozy relationship with the press.
AKA's : The Torso Murderer, Mad Butcher, The Horrible Headhunter, The Phantom of Kingsbury Run.
In January 1939 a letter allegedly from the killer (living in Los Angeles) was printed in the Cleveland Press. The content are here.
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