The Last Murders of the Cleveland Torso Murder
This spot is where the Cleveland Torso Murderer displayed their final two killings known to Cleveland authorities during the 1930s. The final two bodies were found at this location, which, at the time, were within view of the Director of Safety for Cleveland Eliot Ness' office. This location is incriminating to the case, because after this killing Dr. Francis E. Sweeney, the main suspect of the Cleveland Torso murders, checked himself into a mental health institution and no other murders were committed in the same fashion. Unfortunately, Sweeney couldn't be convicted of the crimes, due to the evidence being circumstantial. Ness knew Sweeney was the killer for all thirteen, but had insufficient evidence to convict Sweeney in a court of law.
Backstory and Context
Badal, James J. "Torso Murders." Cleveland Police Museum. Cleveland Police Historical Society, n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2018. <http://www.clevelandpolicemuseum.org/collections/torso-murders/>.
Maps Page. Cleveland Torso Murders, n.d. Web. 01 May 2018. <http://www.torsomurders.com/maps.htm>.
The Ghastly Cleveland Torso Murders. By Ryan Bergara. Perf. Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej. Buzzfeed Blue. YouTube, 9 Feb. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2018. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFR37y1- 81M&t=148s>.
Smith, G. S. "Cleveland Torso Murders: 1934-1938." Strange History.org. Strange History.org, n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2018. <http://www.strangehistory.org/cms/index.php/cleveland-torso- murders>.