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Murder & Mayhem in Columbus Ohio Book
Long-forgotten tales of Crime and Chaos
Every city's history has its dark underbelly of crime. Columbus is no exception. From the turn of the century to the dawn of World War 1, scandals involving an opium den and a sadistic murderer rocked a respectable downtown community. Around the same time, a cop killer masterminded a plot to free himself from the Franklin County Jail by having his gang attempt to blow the place with nitroglycerin. In 1946, dead bodies kept popping up after a prim young teacher disappeared from a quiet Grandview Heights neighborhood. Two year later, a middle-aged housewife was killed with a butcher knife the same day that a tattooed mystery woman was found knifed to death in a downtown hotel. Join Nellie Kampmann as she explores the back alleys of Arch City history.