S2 Ep1: The Cleveland Torso Murders

Crimes of the Centuries

Jan 10 2022 • 43 mins

On a crisp fall morning in 1935, two young boys made a grisly discovery in Kingsbury Run, an area in southeast Cleveland, Ohio. The boys, ages 16 and 12, had been playing catch but lost control of the ball. To retrieve it, they ran down a hill affectionally called Jackass Hill, and were stopped in their tracks by the sight of a man’s headless body. When police arrived, they'd find another emasculated, decapitated corpse. Officials didn't know it yet, but the two bodies marked the first in the official tally of a serial killer to be dubbed the Cleveland Torso Murderer.

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