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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Cleveland Torso Murderer
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century.
The Torso Murderer always beheaded and often dismembered his victims, sometimes also cutting the torso in half; in many cases the cause of death was the act of decapitation itself.
Failure to apprehend the murderer was perhaps the major failure of his tenure and is accepted by many to be a contributor to his declining status in later years.
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 Kinsbury Run Murders
Cleveland in the 1930s was a city on the rise.
It is against this backdrop that one of the most prolific and gruesome serial killers of all time carried out his acts of horror, distracting the citizens of our city from the much needed pride and prosperity of the times.
Thirteen people were brutally murdered over the course of four years beginning in 1934-all of them decapitated-most of them while they were still alive.
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  CLEVELAND TORSO MURDERER : Encyclopedia Entry
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century.
The Torso Murderer always beheaded and often dismembered his victims, sometimes also cutting the torso in half; in many cases the cause of death was the act of decapitation itself.
Failure to apprehend the murderer was perhaps the major failure of his tenure and is accepted by many to be a contributor to his declining status in later years.
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  Cleveland, Ohio information - Search.com
Cleveland was hit hard in the 1960s and early 1970s by white flight and suburbanization, further exacerbated by the busing-based desegregation of Cleveland schools required by the United States Supreme Court.
Cleveland is emerging as a leader in biotechnology and fuel cell research, led by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Cleveland State University hired a Technology Transfer Officer to work full time on cultivating technology transfers from CSU research to marketable ideas and companies in the Cleveland area, and recently announced the appointment of a Vice President for Economic Development that will be working to leverage the university's assets in expanding the city's economy.
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 CLEVELAND'S TORSO KILLER: HISTORY & HAUNTINGS
In August 1938, the dismembered torso of a woman was found in a dump along the lakefront and a search of the area revealed the body of a man. The remains of the twelfth victim were found wrapped in quilt that had been given to a junkman, but neither body was ever identified.
The Cleveland Torso Murders were officially never solved, but that has not stopped scores of crime historians and curious readers and investigators from speculating as to who the "Mad Butcher" actually was.
He resigned from the position of Cleveland’s public safety director in 1941, after a scandal involving a hit-and-run accident, and in 1947 was badly defeated in a run for the Cleveland mayor’s office.
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  Cleveland Torso Murderer Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century.
The Torso Murderer always beheaded and often dismembered his victims, sometimes also cutting the torso in half; in many cases the cause of death was the act of decapitation itself.
Murders were common in the Cleveland-Youngstown-Pittsburgh area during this time, and some, especially those associated with organized crime, were savage.
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  Cleveland Torso Murderer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century.
Failure to apprehend the murderer was perhaps the major failure of his tenure and is accepted by many to be a contributor to his declining status in later years.
Murders were common in the Cleveland-Youngstown-Pittsburgh area during this time, and some, especially those associated with organized crime, were savage.
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 Cleveland Torso Murderer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Cleveland Torso Murderer was an unknown serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio area in the early 20th century.
The official toll of the murderer, also known as the "Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run" was 12, killed between 1935 to 1938, but some believe that there may have been as many as forty victims in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown, Ohio area between the 1920s and the 1950s.
On August 24, 1939, Frank Dolezal, a suspect in the Torso murders, died under suspicious circumstances in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
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 Cleveland, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cleveland is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which is the 14th largest in the country with a population of 2,945,831 according to the 2000 Census.
Cleveland was hit hard in the 1960s and early 1970s by white flight and suburbanization, further exacerbated by the busing-based desegregation of Cleveland schools required by the United States Supreme Court.
Cleveland is emerging as a leader in biotechnology and fuel cell research, led by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
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 Cleveland, Ohio - Article about Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland was hit hard in the 1960s and early 1970s by white flight and suburbanization, further exacerbated by the busing-based desegregation of Cleveland schools required by the United States Supreme Court.
Cleveland is emerging as a leader in biotechnology and fuel cell research, led by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Cleveland State University hired a Technology Transfer Officer to work full time on cultivating technology transfers from CSU research to marketable ideas and companies in the Cleveland area, and recently announced the appointment of a Vice President for Economic Development that will be working to leverage the university's assets in expanding the city's economy.
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 Cleveland, Ohio - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The city of Cleveland is the county seat of Cuyahoga County in the U.S. state of Ohio.
Cleveland is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which was the 14th largest in the country with a population of over 2.9 M according to the 2000 Census.
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796, when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio "Cleaveland" after General Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party, a month after white settlers had signed a treaty with local Native Americans to acquire the land.
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 Welcome to the ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA
The Claremont serial murders is the case of the unsolved murders of two young Australian women and the disappearance of a third in 1996 and 1997 in Claremont, Western Australia.
The circumstances of her murder and the apparent reaction (or lack thereof) of her neighbors were reported by a newspaper article published two weeks later and prompted investigation into the psychological phenomenon that became known as the bystander effect, the "Bad Samaritan Complex" or "Genovese syndrome".
The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century.
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 Torso Slayer
But in Cleveland, Ness encountered the one criminal in his career that he couldn't bust, the "Torso Slayer." It was a case that haunted him for the rest of his life.
On 23 February 1937, a headless and armless torso of a young woman in her mid-twenties was found close to the same spot on the shores of Lake Erie that the mysterious "Lady of the Lake" had been found almost three years earlier.
Using the scant clues found at the murder scenes coupled with imaginative intuition on his own part, he determined from the way the bodies were dissected that the killer had to be someone with a certain amount of medical knowledge.
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 Cleveland, OH   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796, when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio "Cleaveland" after General Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party, a month after white settlers had signed a treaty with local Native Americans to acquire the land.
Cleveland's ethnic population has left its mark on the city in a variety of architectural styles, especially in the many older churches throughout the city.
Cleveland's position as a center of manufacturing established it as a hotbed of union activity early in its history.
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 Cleveland, Ohio information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796, when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company toured Connecticut's Western Reserve and named an area in Ohio "Cleaveland" after General Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party, a month after white settlers had signed a treaty with local Native Americans to acquire the land.
Cleveland's diverse cultural populations have left their mark on the city through architecture, especially with many of the older church structures which have new life serving succesor congregations.
Cleveland was also home to the Cleveland Rockers, one of the original 8 women's basketball teams that started the WNBA in 1997.
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 Lady of the Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As in the original tales, Marlowe's lady in the lake is not what she first seems, and has a devastating effect on her lover.
The murder victim Margaret Hogg, whose body was found in a lake in England's Wasdale Valley in 1984, became known as "the Wasdale Lady in the Lake".
Similarly, an unidentified murder victim thought to have been killed by the Cleveland Torso Murderer in the 1930s is referred to as the "Lady of the Lake".
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 Torso (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Torso is a graphic novel published by Image comics, written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko with art by Brian Michael Bendis.
It is based on the true story of the Cleveland Torso Murderer with real reference photos taken at the time incorporated into its artwork.
A film adaptation of the book is to be directed by David Fincher.
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 Cleveland Blog. Create Topics, Add Comments, etc.
Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879.
Cleveland obtained its name on July 22, 1796 when surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company laid out Connecticut's Western Reserve into townships and a capital city they named "Cleaveland" after their leader, General Moses Cleaveland.
The spelling of the city's name was later changed to "Cleveland" when, in 1831, an "a" was dropped so the name could fit a newspaper's masthead.
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 cleveland.com: News
In the coming year, Cleveland’s torso murders - a dozen never-solved slayings from 1935-1938 - will be the subject of a new book by a local author and possibly a musical presented at the Cleveland Play House.
It also contains the results of interviews Badal conducted with relatives of one of the torso murderer’s victims and the family of a man falsely accused of being the killer.
That brutality was evident in morgue photos of torso murder victims Badal screened during his recent lecture.
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 Corroborating Evidence By: William T. Rasmussen - Black Dahlia
Cleveland Torso Murders: A cast of a "bloody footprint" found in one of the McKee's Rocks boxcars could be compared to other known footprint casts.
In the Cleveland Torso Murders and the murder of the Black Dahlia blood was drained from the body by the killer.
Cleveland Torso Murders: Evidence at the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office including spermatozoa that may be present on the bloody underwear marked with the laundry marks "J.W." found with the sixth torso victim.
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 Serial Killer - The Cleveland Torso Murderer
Ness believed the Butcher was a medical student from a prominent and politically active Cleveland family.
The name of the suspect was never released due to the family's powerful connections.
Curiously, the murders stopped in August of 1938 when Ness forced the student doctor into a hospital.
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The Cleveland Torso Murderer (also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run) was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio,...
Torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the human body from which extend the neck and limbs.
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 Cleveland Torso Killer
In August 1938 so desperate was Ness to stop the murders that he ordered police to raid the run-down area near Kingsbury run where most of the victims had been taken from; hundreds of vagrants were arrested and the place was burned down, then the murders stopped.
Dolezal was arrested and he confessed to the murders, but his confession was found to be full of inaccuracies and errors.
Eight years later, the Black Dahlia murder was committed; so similar to the Cleveland Torso Killers methods that it was thought to be committed by the Torso Killer himself, but the time period of eight years made it most unlikely.
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 The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia murder investigation by the LAPD was the largest since the murder of Marian Parker in 1927, and involved hundreds of officers borrowed from other law enforcement agencies.
John Gregory Dunne used the murder as a point of departure in his 1977 novel True Confessions, which was made into the 1981 film True Confessions starring Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro with a screenplay by Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion.
It also ties the murder to the infamous Cleveland Torso Murderer, though the torso murders' case was altered to fit into the storyline.
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 David Fincher Uncovers A "Torso" (January 12th, 2006)
David Fincher is making room in his schedule for "Torso," a thriller based on a graphic novel written by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andrey-ko, which he will direct for Paramount Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
"Torso" tells the true but relatively unknown story of Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness' time after his Al Capone days, when he moved to Cleveland to be the city's public safety officer.
Torsos began appearing in the river, and Ness began receiving notes taunting him to catch the killer.
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 COMMENTS
After leaving Chicago, Ness became the director of public safety in Cleveland, Ohio, where he became embroiled in the case of the first highly publicized serial killer in the United States—the Cleveland Torso Murderer.
After he is called into weed out corruption in the Cleveland Police Department, Ness is ordered by the mayor to investigate a string of murders.
Despite its well-worn police procedural core, “Torso” relishes the gravitas of an American folk hero desperately attempting to retain his importance in a changing cultural landscape.
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 Eliot Ness Summary
Ness' inability to capture the Cleveland Torso Murderer, a vicious serial killer operating in the Cleveland area during the mid-1930s, may have also contributed to his exit from what was otherwise a reasonably successful career in Cleveland.
He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Cleveland in 1947 and was forced from his job at Diebold in the same year.
His ashes were scattered in one of the small ponds on the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.
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