"The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run"


Torso Murders/Victim List

# - The police did not originally include #0, the "Lady of the Lake". Some sources include her and others do not. This is why some sources list 12 victims instead of 13.

The Torso killers victim's in order found:

  1. #0 Name: Jane Doe 1 AKA: the "Lady of The Lake".
         Date: September 5, 1934
         Weather: H = 77, L = 56, Rain = 0.00
         Found: near Euclid Beach on the Lake Erie shore. photoTry Netflix for Free!
         Age: mid to late 30's
         Height: about 5'6"
         Weight: 120 pounds
         Race: White
         Body: Found in two pieces on two different dates.
         Head: never found.
         Buried: At Highland Park Cemetery's  Potters Field in a rough box with the number 102 - 3
     
  2. #1 Name: John Doe #1
         Date: September 23, 1935
         Weather: H = 63, L = 51, Rain = 0.00
         Found: near East 49th and Praha Avenue. Basically, Kingsbury Run.  Buried at Potters field.
         Age: about 45
         Height: about 5'6"
         Weight: 165 pounds
         Race: White
         Body: Intact except for head.
         Head: found.
         Buried: At Highland Park Cemetery's Potters Field.


  3. #2 Name: Edward W. Andrassy
         Date: September 23, 1935
         Weather: H = 63, L = 51, Rain = 0.00
         Found: about 30 feet from the John Doe #1. Kingsbury Run. photo1  photo2  photo3.
         Age: 28
         Height: 5"11"
         Weight: 150 pounds
         Race: White
         Body: Intact except for head. Buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery at West 41 and Clark.
         Head: found.
         The surname "Andrassy" is common in Ohio.


  4. #3 Name: Florence Genevieve Polillo, 41 years old. Known prostitute.
         Date: January 26, 1936
         Weather: H = 20, L = -2, Snow = 0.02 
         Date: February 7, 1936
         Weather: H = 19, L = 13, Snow = trace          
         Found: was found behind a business at 2315 E. 20th Street in downtown Cleveland. photo1  photo2      Buried: cremated and buried in Pennsylvania.
         Age: 41
         Height: 5'4"
         Weight: 160 pounds
         Race: White
         Body: In pieces.
         Head: never found.
         The surname "Polillo" is found in the state of Pennsylvania to this day, but not in Ohio.


  5. #4 Name: John Doe #2 AKA " the tattooed man"       
         Date: June 5, 1936 - June 6, 1936
         Weather: H = 68, L = 56, Rain - 0.00
         Date: June 6, 1936                                       photo 1  photo2
         Weather: H = 85, L = 59, Rain - 0.00
         Found: In the area known as " Kingsbury Run".  Decapitated while alive, head found June 5, the rest was found the next day, body intact.
         Age:
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         Race: White
         Body:  Buried: At Highland Park Cemetery's at Potters Field.
         Head: found.
         Buried: At Highland Park Cemetery's Potters Field.


  6. #5 Name: John Doe #3
         Date: July 22, 1936 - The only victim killed where found. Naked and decapitated. Only Westside victim.
         Weather: H = 84, L = 61, Rain = 0.00
         Age: about 40
         Height: 5'5"
         Weight: 145 pounds
         Race: White
         Found: Big Creek area in a modest gully between the creek and the B. and O. railroad tracks.  Naked, decapitated and badly decomposed.photo1  photo2
         Body: in pieces. Body dismembered while alive. (Butcher: Cleveland's Torso Murders : James Jessen Badal).
         Head: found.


  7. #6 Name: John Doe #4
         Date: September 10, 1936
         Weather: H = 78, L = 68,  Rain - 0.00
         Age:
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         Race: White
         Found: Along the Nickel Plate railroad tracks. Or in a pond depending on source. Between the flats and Jackass hill. Green Ford truck spotted in area.  
        (Torso: Steven Nickel)
         Body: Upper half found by a hobo. Lower half, legs gone at the hips.
         Body emasculated.
         Head: never found


  8. #7 Name: Jane Doe #2
         Date: February 23, 1937
         Weather: H = 32, L = 21, Rain or Snow = trace
         Age:
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         Race: White    
         Found: Same location as the "Lady of the Lake" Jane Doe 1.
         May 5, 1937 - The rest of Jane Doe 2 is found off of East 30th in Lake Erie.
         Body:
         Head: never found.


  9. #8 Name: Rose Wallace -The only black woman (or victim) involved. Lived at 2027 Scovill Avenue. Known prostitute. Some accounts dispute the identity of this victim.
         Date: June 6, 1937 - Actual time of death may have been June, 1936.
         Weather: H = 79, L = 67, Rain 0.14
         Age:
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         Race: Black
         Found: In a burlap bag, in a pile of rocks under the Lorain - Carnegie Bridge in "Hoboville". Missing a rib. (Biblical connection?)
         Body:
         Head: found.


  10. #9 Name: John Doe #5
         Date: July 6, 1937
         Weather: H = 81, L = 67, Rain = 0.00
         Age:
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         Race: White    
         Found: floating in the Cuyahoga river.
         July 14, 1937 - The rest of John Doe is found.
         Body:
         Head: never found.


  11. #10 Name: Jane Doe #3 - The only victim with drugs in her system.
         Date: April 8, 1938
         Weather: H = 40, L = 34, Rain = 1.17
         Age:
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         Race: White      
         Found: Lower leg in the Cuyahoga river.
         Body:
         Head: never found.


  12. #11 Name: Jane Doe #4
         Date: August 16, 1938
         Weather: H = 89, L = 79, Rain = trace
         Age:
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         Race: White      
         Found: Headless, in a dump, just East of East 9th Street.
         Body:
         Head: found.


  13. #12 Name: John Doe #6
         Date: August 16, 1938
         Weather: H = 89, L = 79, Rain = trace
         Age:
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         Race: White      
         Found: In the same dump as Torso Victim 12.
         Body:
         Head: found (in a can).

  14. Name: Robert Robertson
        Date: July 23, 1950
        Weather: H = 82, L = 60, Rain = 0.05
        Age:
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        Race: WhiteFound: in Cleveland, Ohio.
        Body: His leg was found along the Pennsylvania railroad tracks along the lakefront 200 feet away behind a factory on East 22nd. Street police found the
        torso, both arms and the other leg.
        Head: His head was 4 days later
        (This victim was discounted as a copy cat crime).


 


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