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Jeffrey Bloomfied
Username: Mayerling

Post Number: 378
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2004 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An article appeared in the New York Post of Tuesday, June 1, 2004 (p. 30). It referred to an unsolved murder of 1952. Mr. Arnold Schuster, a 24 year old salesman, was shot to death nine doors away from his home in Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York. Schuster was well known at the time (even if not remembered today). He was the good citizen who spotted wanted prison escapee and bank robber Willy "the Actor" Sutton, and reported it to the police. Schuster started getting threatening messages after Sutton was captured. Finally he was murdered. The killer has never been officially identified. (A commonly accepted legend is that mobster Albert Anastasia hated "squealers" and ordered the hit, later having the hitman killed to cover-up the crime - but this is not officially proven).

I am putting this down because the file for the investigation of Schuster's unsolved murder had vanished. It was just found when the garage/storage room of the 66th Precinct at Borough Park was cleaned up. The surviving detective, William MacKeever, was interviewed and shown the file. He's 86, and was still optimistic that the case could be solved.

So possibly those missing files of the Whitechapel Murder will turn up too.


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