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UNSOLVED with Homa Bash: The man behind Cleveland's brutal torso murders

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2021-05-20 11:45:38-04

It is one of the darkest chapters in Cleveland history.

From 1934 to 1938, a serial killer stalked the town, claiming at least a dozen victims. 

The killer, known as both the “Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run” and the “Torso Murderer,” for the way he dismembered his many victims — cutting off heads and limbs. 

For decades, the mystery has captured the attention of those in Cleveland and beyond. 

But the foremost expert on the cases, Dr. James Badal, says he is 99.9 percent sure he knows the killer’s true identity. 

Reporter Homa Bash and photojournalist Jeff Barnhill delve into the case in News 5's latest edition of Unsolved