Murder

Episode 77: The Perfect Crime: The Trial of Frank Loomis

In this continuation, we find that Dr. Frank Loomis has been freed, apparently innocent of murdering his wife, Grace. But with the discovery of new evidence, Frank would stand trial for first-degree murder. Was he innocent, or would he be found guilty of committing the perfect crime?   Sources   Loomis Freed; Posts Reward. Lansing …

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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?     Sources 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 …

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Episode 71: The Body on the Island: The Final Days of Margaret Treese

  In 1947, a woman’s mutilated body was found on Credit Island, near Davenport, Iowa. Little did investigators know, the case was going to be one of the most brutal crimes in the history of the region.         Sources “Margaret Beatrice Treese” –  Iowa Cold Cases – Margaret Treese “The Tattooed Lady: …

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The Body on the Island: The Final Days of Margaret Treese

George Whitbeck pointed to the patch of grass where he had found the body that morning. The photographer for one of the local papers had asked him to pose for a picture, indicating the place where it had been. He did his best, standing still, feet together, pointing. When he had driven onto Credit Island …

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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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