The Cumminsville Ripper

The Cumminsville Ripper

By Unresolved Productions

"The girl's head rested in a big pool of blood. Her eyes were wide open. The teeth were missing, and her face completely covered with blood. In one hand was clasped a transfer."

Throughout 1904, a series of assaults and murders would make headlines in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Cumminsville. There, in the area surrounding Spring Grove Cemetery, a beast of a man preyed upon vulnerable women traveling at night.

Three women would fall prey to the killer - Mary McDonald, Lulu Mueller, and Alma Steinway - but dozens of others would report close calls or run-ins with the ripper, who seemed to commit his crimes within close proximity to the area's rail lines...

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Episode researched & written by Troy Larson

Episode hosted & produced by Micheal Whelan

Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music

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