CRIME: Cleveland Butcher

Anyone who throws a human corpse into the waters around Cleveland can be fined $50, sent to the workhouse for 30 days for violation of a health ordinance. More than likely, anyone who thus polluted Cleveland's waters would be guilty of murder too, would therefore be prosecuted under Ohio's murder statutes instead of Cleveland's health ordinance. Nevertheless, last week when the corpse of a woman, from which the head, arms and legs had been expertly cut, was found in the shallow waters of Lake Erie at Cleveland, police announced that they could...

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