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BONUS IMAGE: Leopold and Loeb Crime Scene After confessing to killing 14-year-old Robert Franks, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb led detectives around the crime scene, pointing out where various events had taken place, including disposing of Franks’ clothes. Loeb is shown on the far right, wearing a gray suit and coat and holding a shovel. Despite trying to commit the crime of the century, Leopold and Loeb were almost immediate suspects primarily because Leopold left his eyeglasses at the scene. The spectacles had a rare hinge mechanism and were one of only three pairs made in the Chicago area. And the pair’s alibi, which involved driving, fell through when investigators discovered Leopold’s car was being repaired.

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MURDEROUS COINCIDENCES

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Holmes and Crippen both graduated from U-M in 1884 and both made it into author Erik Larson’s bestsellers: Devil in the White City (Holmes) and Thunderstruck (Crippen). Both were hanged, and both had special burial requests: Holmes that he be contained in concrete so he couldn’t be exhumed and dissected in the way he’d exhumed and dissected so many; and Crippen that he be buried with a picture of his love, Ethel Le Neve.

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Crime and Punishment  
Crime and Punishment  

Spring 2011 issue of LSA Magazine.

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