A Hatchet in her Handbag

PULP NONFICTION —

A reading from the pioneers of true crime…

The Murder Of The Butcher Pops Wagner

This episode Sweet 16-year-old Lena Theresa Neinstedt, known as Terry, a pretty eighth-grade dropout with a habit of stealing government checks out of neighborhood mailboxes. A wild child of the streets of New York, young Terry also had a habit of carrying a knife — to keep the wolves from pawing her, she said. When she lost the knife, she discovered a small hatchet around the house that fit nicely in her patent leather handbag. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well.
This story comes from the pages of the classic Master Detective magazine, April 1946.

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Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Under the Haunted Oak

UNSOLVED —

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring history’s most baffling murder mysteries…

The Brutal Murder of Gussie Pfeiffer

This is a baffling case indeed. The body of a young factory girl who had been missing for three days is found “brutalized,” as the euphemism goes, before being murdered and her body dumped near a historic tree in the Bronx. How long had she been there? How long had she been dead? With few clues to go on, police head to the mountains upstate, and to the sea, and who knows where else to find the elusive man the press called “a human gorilla”.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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