Case File: 1790UMOH
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Clothing & Personal Items
A hobo discovered two halves of a human torso floating in an oily, coffee-colored stagnant pool in Kingsbury Run near E. 37th Street while waiting for an eastbound freight. The torso was removed and sent to the County Morgue. A search was made for the rest of the body. Police found a dirty gray felt hat which appeared to have blood spots on the top. A blue work shirt, covered with blodd, was found wrapped in newspaper along the bank of the creek where the body was found.
The unidentified male became known as "victim 6". The Cleveland Torso Murderer was an unidentified serial killer active in the Cleveland, Ohio, area in the early 20th century. The official toll of the murderer was 12, killed between 1935 to 1938, but some believe that there may have been as many as 40+ victims in the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Youngstown, Ohio, area between the 1920s and the 1950s. Two strong candidates for addition to the list of those killed are an unidentified victim known as "Lady of the Lake," found on September 5, 1934, and Robert Robertson, found on July 22, 1950.
The serial killings officially stopped in 1938. The last victim, the so-called Victim Ten, was killed in April of 1938 even though remains of so-called Victims Eleven and Twelve were found in mid-August of that year.
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Last Updated: 9/30/12 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator