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Episode 70: The Body in the River: A 1911 Murder in Fort Wayne, Indiana

When two children found a body floating in the river, Fort Wayne, Indiana, police were baffled. The man had clearly been murdered, but there was no identification on the body. Their search for who he was would begin a mystery that lasts to this day.         Sources Directory of Deceased American Physicians, …

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The Body in the River: A 1911 Murder in Fort Wayne, Indiana

When Steve Lanigan first saw the bloated shape floating in the St. Mary’s River, he wasn’t sure what it was. Neither was his companion, Joe Redmenski. They had both played at the Fort Wayne dump before, but they had never seen anything like that. And that was what made it so much more exciting. The …

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The Missing Bell – The Clinton County, Iowa Courthouse War

Courthouses are, without a doubt, iconic structures within our civilized societies. However, many people would probably be shocked to discover the lengths – both legal and illegal – that pioneers would go to in order to get one To many people, courthouses represent justice. They promise us law and order, that we will be judged …

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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.   Sources 2 In Nashville Jail as Murder Story Is Sifted. The Republic, 10/28/1930 Slaying Exposed in Brown County. The …

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The Confession of Leonard Grubb

A large part of making it through prison is learning how to pass the time. Some people just sit and stare, letting their brains wander into realms of imagination far outside their concrete cells. Some read, either to further their education or just for entertainment. There is a myriad of ways to keep yourself occupied; …

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Episode 20: The Harry Singer Murders

Locals suspected that something was off when Harry Singer started selling his boss’ belongings. Never would they have guessed the truth. What had happened to the Wesley family, and what did Singer know about it?     Sources The Noblesville Ledger, 7/4/1936 Young Hold Up Victim Dies In Wabash County Hospital. Muncie Evening Press, 7/7/1936 …

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