this day in crime history: june 14, 1962

On this date in 1962, Anna E. Slesers was found dead. She was believed to be the first victim of the notorious serial killer known as the Boston Strangler, who may, or may not, have been Albert DeSalvo (pictured above). In fact, the murders may have been committed by more than one person. DeSalvo’s confession was the only significant piece of evidence that linked him to the crimes. He died in 1973, while serving time in prison on unrelated offenses.

Further reading:

Crime Museum – The Boston Strangler

Wikipedia: Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler (1968)

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5 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 14, 1962

  1. John D.:
    I knew that face looked familiar (even IF it wasn’t Tony Curtis’s).
    Interesting that the defense didn’t try for some plea bargain, but then again, this WAS in the days before Miranda, right?

    Stay safe out there.

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