Episode 76: The Perfect Crime: The Murder of Grace Loomis

In 1927, Detroit police were convinced that Dr. Frank Loomis had murdered his wife. Was he innocent, or had he committed what everyone began to call the perfect crime?




Clubber Kills Doctor’s Wife.  Lansing State Journal, 2/23/1927

Detroit Physician Held on the Suspicion of Having Slain Wife. Battle Creek Enquirer, 2/24/1927

2 Tell Police They Heard Mrs. Loomis’ Death Screams. Detroit Free Press, 2/24/1927

Loomis Talks with Attorney. Lansing State Journal, 2/25/1927

Dr. Frank R. Loomis is Free on $10,000 Bail. Battle Creek Enquirer, 2/27/1927

Loomis, Freed, Joins Mother and Children. Detroit Free Press, 2/27/1927

Year: 1920; Census Place: Detroit Ward 16, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_815; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 514

Detroit Police Department. Detroit Historical Society.

Ancestry.com. New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute. http://www.law.cornell.edu


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