58 - The Maniac of Beekman Hill, Part One

On Easter Sunday, 1937 the bodies of model Veronica Gedeon, her mother, and a man named Frank Byrnes were found dead in an apartment on East 53rd Street in New York City. Suspicion quickly falls on the father – but did he actually have anything to do with it?

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SOURCES

“Artist's model, mother, and male roomer murdered in Manhattan home.” Nassau Daily Review-Star, March 29, 1937.

“Divinity school student sought in Gedeon probe.” Nassau Daily Review-Star. April 5, 1937.

“Gedeon's reaction watched as he views bodies of slain.” Nassau Daily Review-Star, April 1, 1937.

“Private Larry O'Toole's fine tribute to Chief U.S. Grant.” Potsdam Junction Commercial Advertiser, April 7, 1942.

“Slain girl's father wears out police as they grill him on triple murder.” Washington Court House (OH) Record-Herald, April 2, 1937.

“Small piece of cloth found at scene of triple murder may link father to crime.” Ogdensburg Advance-News, April 2, 1937.

Schechter, Harold. Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of. New York: Ballantine, 2012.

—. The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, The Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation. New York: Little A, 2014.

https://immigrationtounitedstates.org/560-hungarian-immigrants.html

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