On this date in 1933, the bound and mutilated body of outlaw Verne Miller was found just outside Detroit, MI. Miller, the chief suspect in the Kansas City Massacre, was a decorated World War I veteran and former lawman. After a short stint as sheriff of Beadle County, SD, Miller turned to a life of crime. He started out in bootlegging, then moved on to robbery. Eventually he wound up as a trigger man for organized crime. The list of people with motives to kill him was long, but Miller’s murder was never solved.
Wikipedia: Vernon C. Miller
FBI Famous Cases – Kansas City Massacre /”Pretty Boy” Floyd
Vern Miller—Sheriff, Moonshiner, Hit-man
Lawman to Outlaw: Verne Miller and the Kansas City Massacre, by Brad Smith
Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, by Bryan Burrough
3 thoughts on “this day in crime history: november 29, 1933”
Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
He was the most dangerous, of all the classic golden age outlaws.
I never get tired of this story.
Glad you post it today. Verne was definitely :something else.
(like extremely dangerous)
I read where he was a pretty good wheelman (had to be that law0enforfement training).
I really need to see that Scott Glenn movie!
Stay safe out there.
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