This week's (and previous) episodes of BuzzFeed Unsolved are now available on Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and Roku TV. On this episode of BuzzFeed Unsolved, Ryan and Shane investigate the The Cleveland Torso Murders. Here are 16 of the many details they discussed.
1.In Cleveland, between 1934 and 1938, 13 people were murdered by a serial killer.
2.Of the 13 people killed, only three were identified.
3.All of the victims were decapitated, and in some cases, their heads weren't found.
4.On September 5, 1934, the first victim was found.
5.On September 23, 1935, a 28-year-old man named Edward Andrassy was found.
6.That same day, the third victim was found.
7.On January 26, 1936, Florence Polillo was found.
8.On June 5, 1936, the head of an unidentified male was found.
9.The sixth victim was an unidentified 40-year-old man.
10.On September 10, 1936, the seventh victim, an unidentified man, was found killed by decapitation.
11.Many local papers were reporting the murder spree on a daily basis, but there were no suspects or clues.
12.On February 23, 1937, parts of an unidentified woman were found. June 5, 1937, another victim named Rose Wallace was found — her remains were only a skull and a bag of bones.
13.In April/May of 1938, parts of the eleventh victim were found in a river.
14.On August 16, 1938, the 12th and 13th victims were found. Their bodies were unidentified.
15.There were multiple people suspected of being the Cleveland Torso Killer, starting with Frank Dolezal.
16.The other suspect is Francis E. Sweeney, a doctor who would've had the skill and knowledge to perform the killings.
There are a lot of details regarding the murders, their victims, the suspects, and investigators, and it's all covered in the video.