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Elliot Ness and the case of the Cleveland Torso Murderer

 Officers in suits stand outside of make-shift homes in Kingsbury shantytown.
Courtesy of Cleveland State University, Michael Schwartz Library.
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Police raid the Kingsbury Run shantytown in search for evidence of the "Cleveland Torso Murderer."

Eliot Ness is the federal agent most famous for his work in Chicago bringing down notorious gangster Al Capone. How did he follow that up? He moved to Cleveland and worked on the case of the Torso Murderer, a.k.a. Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, a serial killer who terrorized the city. This chapter of Cleveland history is detailed in the new book American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper.

Guest:

  • Daniel Stashower, Author, American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper

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