A Lover in the Attic

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.

The Murder of Fred Oesterreich

This episode is probably one of the most bizarre murder cases on record, about a woman who kept a secret lover for 18 years — in her attic. You know that’s not going to end well.

Not too much more to say about it as the story speaks for itself.

Musical direction by Dave Sams

Clips/Photos

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1930 0414 The_San_Bernardino_County_Sun_Mon__Apr_14__1930_ 1930 0617 Oakland_Tribune_Tue__Jun_17__1930_ dolly dolly02 fred otto