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Unsolved Mysteries - Axeman of New Orleans

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Juan Alcocer

on 13 May 2011

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Transcript of Unsolved Mysteries - Axeman of New Orleans

Axeman of
New Orleans Motive & Background Info All victims were attacked with an axe at Night.

The doors of every victim's house were first bashed open with a similar tool.

Early Victims were Italian-American

Seems to draw direct inspiration from Jack the Ripper.

Obessed with Jazz Music

Wrote to the local newspaper.

They nicknamed him "The Boogeyman" and "The Angel of Death".

He though to be a supernatural creature. Active around New Orleans and several surrounding communities in Lousiana between May 1918 to October 1919. Location of Killing Spree Victims Joseph & Catherine Maggio - Grocer/ HouseWife May 22, 1918 Survived the attacks.
Louis Besumer & Anna Lowe - Grocer/Mistress June 6, 1918 Bresumer Survived but Anna died at the Hospital.
Mrs. Schneider - 8 months Pregnant August 5, 1918 Survived and give birth to a baby girl after the attack.
Joseph Romano, Pauline & Mary Bruno - Elderly Man/Nieces August 10, 1918 Critical Injured during the attacks.
Charles, Rosie & Mary Cortimiglia - Immigrant Family March 10, 1919 Survived the attacks.
Steve Boca - Grocer August 10, 1919 Survived the attack.
Sarah Laumann - 19 year old female September 3, 1919 Died at the Hospital
Mike Pepitone October 27, 1919 Deceased at the scene Names / Date of the Attack / Notes Possible Suspects Theories Joseph Momfre theories to the Axe-Man suggest mafia killings or a group of killers. Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axeman_of_New_Orleans http://www.angelfire.com/ca/serialmurder/xeman.html http://crimechronics.com/2010/03/12/joseph-mumfre-axeman-from-new-orleans/
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