59 - The Maniac of Beekman Hill, Part Two

The net closes around Robert Irwin who, it turns out, is far more volatile than anyone knew. His is actually a rather sad story of mental illness, criminality, and someone who was essentially doomed to lead the life he did before he was even born.

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“Comb city for 'mad slayer' of model.” New York Daily News, April 6, 1937.

“Cops think Gedeon killer made mask's of model's face.” Long Branch (NJ) Daily Record, April 8, 1937.

“Eagle crime tipster used Irwin's alias.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 7, 1937.

“Guilt of Irwin found in check of fingerprints.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 7, 1937.

“Hunt queer-acting man at Woodstock.” Rutland (VT) Daily Herald, April 7, 1937.

“It's a cinch! Amateurs find Irwin in 5 places.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 6, 1937.

“Killer carved soap statue in model's home.” Des Moines Tribune, April 8, 1937.

“New clue places murder suspect on M&M liner.” Rutland (VT) Daily Herald, April 7, 1937.

“Ronnie's fiance sleepless, fearing death; going abroad.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 6, 1937.

“Sculptor confesses to Easter triple slaying.” Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), June 27, 1937.

“Student wore masks, Gedeon informs police.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 6, 1937.

“Thinks Irwin is suicide.” Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times-Leader, April 9, 1937.

“Triple killing suspect seen in mountains.” Brooklyn Eagle, April 8, 1937.

Reynolds, Quentin. Courtroom: The Story of Samuel S. Leibowitz. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1950.

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



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