Historic Indianapolis Crimes

Murder & Mystery in the Circle City
Author(s): Fred D. Cavinder
Original Publish Date: Jul 16, 2010
Product Number: EB00741120
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614232032
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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From the 1954 "Dresser Drawer Murder" to the mass killing of seven people in 2006, the author of Forgotten Hoosiers chronicles Indianapolis's dark history. Hear tales from the Circle City's murderous underbelly, from poor Silvia Likens, who was tortured for months by her foster mother and eventually discovered dead, to Carrie Selvage, whose skeleton was found in an attic twenty years after she disappeared from a hospital bed in 1900. Discover how housekeepers found Dorothy Poore stuffed in a dresser drawer on a July day in 1954 and the curious story of Marjorie Jackson, her body was discovered clothed in pajama bottoms and a flannel robe on her kitchen floor, and police found $5 million hidden around her house in garbage cans, drawers, closets, toolboxes and a vacuum cleaner bag. Join local historian Fred Cavinder as he recounts the gruesome tales of Indiana's capital city, from mystery to murder. Includes photos!

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