Old Timey Crimey

Old Timey Crimey #102: The Lipstick Killer - “Cockroach Hats”

February 26, 2021

The infamous Lipstick Killer terrorized Chicago in the 1940s. But did the police and prosecutors have it all wrong? We come to a surprising consensus! 

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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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Sources:

Joseph Geringer. Crime Library. Accessed via https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/heirens-william.htm

Shirley Hemingway. Findagrave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38866965/josephine-alice-ross

Chicago Tribune, Daily Register. Newspapers.com. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30396988/chicago-tribune/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAVES

Evening Star, Detroit Evening Times. LOC. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1946-01-07/ed-1/seq-5/

Adam Higginbotham. GQ. https://www.gq.com/story/william-heirens-lipstick-killer-chicago

Katie Serena. All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/william-heirens-lipstick-killer

Steve Mills and Ryan Haggerty. Chicago Tribune. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/chi-william-heirens-dies-known-as-the-lipstick-killer-20120306-story.html

http://justicedenied.org/billheir.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/us/william-heirens-the-lipstick-killer-dies-at-83.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Heirens

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