25. Who Killed Franklin Voorhees? A Chicago Murder Mystery

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By Yesterday's Chip Paper and Lord Jones is Dead. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

When a war munitions broker is shot on the steps of his front porch, it causes chaos in the affluent area of Hyde Park, Chicago. For over three weeks the police hunt for his mysterious killer, throwing up dozens of theories and suspects, until a man hands himself in to authorities over 200 miles away in Cedar Rapids. But detectives are suspicious about this man’s story, and the unusual case just gets even more puzzling...

Was it “Human Tigers”, war fanatics, or a simple case of a robbery gone wrong? For episode 25 of Yesterday’s Chip Paper, Jim and Violet try to get to the bottom of this mysterious murder case. Plus: Jim finds some spooooooky poems from some surprisingly talented children, and reads the pettiest letter we've ever unearthed. Archives used in this episode: www.britishnewspaperarchive.com www.newspapers.com trove.nla.gov.au http://www.chicagotribune.com/tribune-archives/ Yesterday's Chip Paper is a bi-monthly (ish) podcast that delves into the murky world of old newspapers to discover and retell long-forgotten stories. From true crime to mad scientists, animal hybrids to rowdy ghosts, there's a lot of fun stuff in there. Please feel free to rate and review us on iTunes, we'd really appreciate it. You can find us on Twitter @paperpodcast and on Facebook /paperpodcast. If you'd like to get in touch with us, email chippaperpodcast@gmail.com. #truecrime #murder #history #murdermystery #chicago

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