The Long Island Torso Murder: The True Crime of Martin Thorn and Augusta Nack

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Eye for an Eye Edition

One summer day in 1896, three young boys discover a mysterious package floating near the docks of the East River. Hoping for some kind of treasure, what they found was the freshly dismembered body of a man. Police eventually discovered the identity of the man and found that he was involved in a deadly love triangle. His lover and her other man were charged with the grisly crime.

Musical direction by Chuck Wiggins.

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 7, 1897
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New York Times, January 11, 1898
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Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898
Salt Lake Herald, August 2, 1898