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June 16th, 1929

Quoted from original police record: Man shot to death: Selvatili, Peter Age 32 Died from a gunshot wound accidentally received 5:24 PM, 6/16/29 in 3rd fl., 1700 Austin Ave., is home, while struggling with Alberto Politti for possession of a gun. On 7/2/29 Politti was exonerated by the Coroner. 25 Dist.

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Man stabbed to death: Harris, Frank - Age 38 - Stabbed to death at 11:55 PM, in 2nd fl. rear 1158 W. Austin Ave., during a quarrel with Robert O'Neill, who was booked for manslaughter 2/19/27 and on same date held by the Coroner. 22 Dist. 6/13/27 - DWP - Lindsay. View Listing »
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The Chicago Rippers: Ripper Crew -Residence 2 of Robin Gecht- Between May 23, 1981–October 8, 1982 a Satanic cult including Robin Gecht, Andrew Kokoraleis, Thomas Kokoraleis, and Edward Spreitzer met in a chapel set up in an upstairs bedroom where they tortured, gang-raped, and sacrificed up to 18 women. View Listing »
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Man axed to death: Ciaccio, Calogeaaro - Age 50 - Found dead in his bedroom at 5 N.W. Division St., rear of his poolroom, having been killed with an axe by some unknown person or persons who robbed him. 28th Pct. View Listing »
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Teen shot to death: Ferwerda, Alice - Age 18 - Shot to death at 8:30 PM, 2/17/28, at home, 5819 Augusta St., by her father, Richard Ferwerda, who did not know the weapon was loaded. Alice was playing patriotic pieces on a piano while her parents paraded around, her father with a rifle, he went thru the manual of arms and aimed the rifle at her. On 2/18/28 he was exonerated by the Coroner. 28 Dist. View Listing »
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Man beaten to death: Wysowatz, Sigmund - 30 yrs. - kicked to death 2422 Austin Ave., by Joseph Kolemaza, who was arrested and held by Coroner 4/4/12. 32 Pct. 10-2-12 - Acquitted - Burke. View Listing »
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