CRIME: Dead & Alive

In a wicker basket aboard a hearse the body of John Dillinger rode home last week from Chicago's morgue to Mooresville, Ind. There it was dressed in a light suit, fitted into a $165 coffin, and taken to his sister's bungalow outside Indianapolis. During the night 2,500 mourners filed past all that was left of the year's worst killer.

Next afternoon a quartet opened the burial service by singing "God Will Take Care of Him." Father John Dillinger sat motionless in shirtsleeves. The Rev. Charles Fillmore, baptizer of Desperado Dillinger, preached:...

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