True Crime Books by Jason Lucky Morrow

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Volume I Companion Page for ‘Vintage True Crime Stories’

 

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Welcome.

Scroll down to see all images and available documents for each chapter of Vintage True Crime Stories, Volume I.

When viewing images, please click on the thumbnail to initiate a pop-up slideshow. You can then move right, or left, by clicking/pressing tapping/clicing the photograph in the center on the right or left sides.

The newspaper thumbnails below are .pdf files you can open and download to your computer or device.

 

Proving a Guilty Man Guilty, New Jersey, 1910

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Link to Google Maps

Further Reading on .pdf.

Heidemann’s arrest and trial from the Asbury Park Press, March 15-April 20, 1911. 7 pages on .pdf

Heideimann’s execution, May 24, 1911, 2 pages on .pdf.

Two stories on two pages from two newspapers featuring Detective Schindler’s retelling of this famous case.

 

Free download of the 1908 book On the Witness Stand, by Hugo Munsterberg, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.

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The Doctor’s Wife, Rhode Island, 1915

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Twelve pages of news from September, 1915, that focuses on the murder of Dr. Mohr, the wounding of his mistress, the revelation of Mrs. Mohr’s possible involvement and her subsequent arrest and grand jury indictment.

Ten pages of news articles from January, 1916, covering Elizabeth Mohr’s trial in which she was a co-defendant with two black men (boys) charged in the murder for hire of her husband.

 

A poignant news article by a United Press reporter which appeared in a Salt Lake City newspaper (far from Rhode Island) that announces Mrs. Mohr’s not guilty verdict, and describes the real-life irony of how this white woman went free while two black men went to prison. Two pages.

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The Dynamited Culvert, 1903

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Four newspaper pages from February, 1904, covering the trial of Milovar Kovovick.

 

Kovovick’s execution, September 8, 1904, two pages.

 

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The Basket Baby Mystery, Des Moines, Iowa, 1916

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Three newspaper pages from May, 1916, about Allie Haradon’s arrest, confession, and charges in the case in which she abandoned her adopted daughter who died as a result.

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The Capture of the ‘Missouri Kid,’ 1902

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Row 1

Two stories on three pages about the robbery of the bank in Union, Missouri, on December 27, 1902.

The arrest of William Rudolph, and George Collins, seven pages.

The escape of William Rudolph from the Four Courts Building (jail) in St. Louis, Missouri. Three pages.

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Row 2

The recapture of William Rudolph seven months after his escape. Three pages.

The execution of William Rudolph, May 8, 1905. Two pages.

Related story about the identification of criminals from their photographs transmitted nationally.

 

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The Inconsistent Killer, Chicago, 1898

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The murder of Andrew McGee and the capture of George Jacks and his accomplice, March, 1898. Four pages.

A short biography of the interesting life of George Jacks, lawman, criminal, and murderer. One page from August 7, 1898.

The execution of George Jacks for the murder of Andrew McGee. He never thought they would actually go through with it. Two pages from October 14, 1898.

 

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The Belleville Mystery, Indiana, 1895

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Two pages from the March 30, 1918, edition of the Indianapolis News reporting on the final parole of William Hinshaw for the 1895 murder of his wife Thurza. The single story does a great job of summarizing the complex case and history of his two prior releases which were revoked.

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Detective’s Vision Solve’s Case, Philadelphia, 1889

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Photo Caption: Philadelphia Police Detective Frank P. Geyer solved the Klaus/Kayser murder on an intuition he had that the victim was too friendly with the trolley conductor she saw everyday. He was right, and the crime was solved by the time the Sun came up. Geyer is best known as the Pinkerton detective who uncovered the bloody trail of serial killer H. H. Holmes. Geyer’s first-person account of his investigation was published in the book, The Holmes-Pitezel Case: A History of the Greatest Crime of the Century and of the Search for the Missing Pitezel Children. Click on the link to download your .pdf copy of that book.

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Two stories on two pages from the Philadelphia Times dated Feb. 4 and Feb. 7, 1889. The first story is about the murder, the second is about the funerals for the victim (Annie Klaus) and the murderer (Otto Kayers) which took place on the same day.

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Via the Bluff, Spokane, Washington, 1915

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A single story about the murder of Dr. Sims which appeared in the February 8, 1915, edition of the Spokane Chronicle. No further information about the case is available at this time.

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A Killer Gets Away with It, Oklahoma City, 1907

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Three pages with nine stories from the June 23, 1907, edition of the Daily Oklahoman. See pages 1, 6, and 7.

Three pages with six stories from the June 25, 1907, edition of the Daily Oklahoman. See pages 1, 2, and 3.

 

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The Human Bonfire, near Los Angeles, 1914

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Twelve stories across 16 pages from the Los Angeles Times, between January 7 and May 17, 1914.

Chapter Three from the book, Westwater Lost, which relates the story of why and how Wilson Davis’ killed three men in Utah in 1892, and other facts about his life. .pdf file. This book was placed in the public domain.

 

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Potatoes and Kerosene, Chicago, 1915

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A Grand Rapids Thriller, Michigan, 1913

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The Doctor’s Son, St. Louis, 1912

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A ten page report from the California Board of Medical Examiners for the year 1929 that details Cheatham’s attempt to procure a license to practice medicine in the state of California under false pretenses. Their two year investigation uncovered many interesting facts (or falsehoods) about Cheatham’s life previously not known.

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Kentucky’s Most Brutal Murder, 1912

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A feature story from a Sunday newspaper insert published in February, 1935, that details Wendling’s release from prison.

A feature story from another Sunday magazine insert edition which reports on the French viewpoint of Wendling as a ‘martyr persecuted by the United States.’ Dated November 29, 1936.

 
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The Preller Murder Case, St. Louis, 1885

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Two pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from August 10, 1888, reporting on the execution of Hugh M. Brook (alias Maxwell) for the murder of Charles Preller.

Two pages of the New York Evening-World from August 10, 1888, reporting on the execution of Hugh M. Brook (alias Maxwell) for the murder of Charles Preller.

 

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The Collins Case, Topeka, 1898

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A two-page story from the November 27, 1898, edition Topeka Daily Capital reporting on the upcoming trial John Henry Collins for the murder of his father.

A two page story from the December 25, 1898, edition of the Topeka Daily Capital reporting on the jury’s guilty verdict for John Collins.

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A Murder in Dallas, 1893

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Six stories across six newspaper pages from 1893 and 1894, mostly covering the trial of John Paris.

 
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Decoying a Bad Man, Indian Territory, 1882

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Three stories on three pages from 1888 reporting on the Barney’s failed trained robbery (a fiasco), and how he went crazy in jail. Although being sentenced to twelve years in prison, he was released by 1898.

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