50 Years ago it happened. The first strangler murder was 12/2/65.....the 7th and final murder was 12/9/66.
A conservative Midwestern city in the 1960s confronts a mysterious serial killer and its own escalating racial turmoil. No, not the latest john Grisham novel-this is the unknown legend of the Cincinnati Strangler.
In 1966 the Queen City was hunting ground for a brutal and elusive slayer who preyed on older women, murdering seven and assaulting many others. Like Boston several years earlier, Cincinnati was in the trail of a ruthless strangler
This plot even had a twist The victims were white, and when police announced the killer was a "Negro", fear and rage held the city in the cruel grip of prejudice and bigotry.
Join Queen City Gothic author J.T. Townsend as he takes a fresh look at the serial killer who stole Cincinnati's innocence...
is a freelance author of the book Queen City Gothic and lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is the former true crime historian for Snitch Magazine, and his work has appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, Word Magazine, and Clews.
In 2008 he appeared in the British documentary Conversations With a Serial Killer. This year he has appeared on WCPO News with Catherine Nero and Jenell Walton, as well as 700 WLW Radio with Mike McConnell and Bill Cunningham. Visit his website at www.jttownsend.com.