CRIME: Cleveland's Butcher

''The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run" is a character with whom Cleveland newspapers have curdled their readers' blood since 1934, when the first of 13 dissected torsos was discovered in the city's purlieus. Neatly beheaded, arms and legs deftly removed, the grisly remains of seven men and six women suggested the work of a fiend acquainted with the meat-chopping profession. As one killing after another came to light periodically, Cleveland's harried sheriff hired a private detective named Lawrence J. ("Pat") Lyons to work on the case.

Last spring Pat Lyons found something. Having looked for but failed to discover a refrigerated...

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