Perhaps it is not one of the most pleasant topics, but recent events have put murder in Cleveland into the news. Those interested in learning more about two of Cleveland's more sensationalized murders, the Torso Murders and the Sheppard Murder Case, can find photos and information about them in Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland".
The perpetrator of the Kingsbury Run "Torso Murders" took the lives of 12 victims between September 1935 and August 1938 and was never found, but the murders stopped after Cleveland Safety Director, Eliot Ness, and 63 men burned down the Kingsbury Run shantytowns. A film about these murders and Eliot Ness' involvement in the investigation is to be the subject of a film, "Ness", which is currently in development and is to be directed by William Fincher who covered similar subject matter in his films "Se7ven" and "Zodiac".
The murder of Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954 and the subsequent trials of her husband, Samuel Sheppard, for the murder sparked a media frenzy at the time and later inspired a television series, The Fugitive, and a feature film of the same name.
Find out more about these sad and gruesome chapters of Cleveland's history in Crime Scene, Cleveland.