September 23, 1935 Two dismembered bodies were found together in a creek bed that runs from the flats to about E. 90th Street. These would be the first two of 12 serial killings committed between Sept. 1935 and Aug. 1938 in or near the Kingsbury Run area. The murderer was never found.
Figuring prominently in the investigation was Cleveland Safety Director, Eliot Ness, who ordered the shantytowns of Kingsbury Run burned to the ground. This ended the string of gruesome murders.
Photos courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project