Episode 28: The Confession of Leonard Grubb

When Indiana police heard that Leonard Grubb had killed a man, they definitely wanted to hear more. Haunted by the victims ghost, Leonard happily confessed, leading to one of the strangest stories in Indiana history.



2 In Nashville Jail as Murder Story Is Sifted. The Republic, 10/28/1930

Slaying Exposed in Brown County. The Indianapolis Star, 10/28/1930

Victim of Supposed Murder Found Alive. The Edinburg Daily Courier

Boy Reveals Killing in Brown County Hills. The Indianapolis News, 10/28/1930

Slaying Exposed in Brown County. The Indianapolis Star, 10/28/1930

Continue Search in Still Slaying. The Indianapolis Star, 10/29/1930

Sees Ghost of Murder Victim. The Republic, 10/29/1930

Leonard Grubb Makes Confession of Murder. Brown County Democrat, 10/30/1930

Creek Fails to Yield Body. The Indianapolis Star, 11/2/1930

Brown County Creek Death Probe Reveals Kentuckian Missing Since Crime. The Edinburg Daily Courier, 11/12/1930

An Eye-Witness to Alleged Murder? Brown County Democrat, 11/13/1930

Brown County Men Released. Greensburg Daily News, 11/18/1930

Murder Case Dismissed Monday. Brown County Democrat, 11/20/1930

U.S. Federal Census Records

Rothschild, Mike. 15 Ways People Kill Time in Prison. Prison: Behind the Bars Collection, www.ranker.com

History.com Editors. 18th and 21st Amendments. www.history.com

Bootleggers and Bathtub Gin. Prohibition: An Interactive History. Prohibition.themobmuseum.org

Moonshiners and Bootleggers. www.in.gov

Hoosiers and Their Hooch: The Road from Prohibition to Repeal. http://www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com

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