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The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt: Michigan’s Original Lonely Hearts Killer

December 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Follow detectives as they untangle the twisted web of Michigan’s original Lonely Hearts Killer, who prowled newspaper matrimonials under various pseudonyms in WWI-era Detroit. Eavesdrop as investigators stage a line-up in a victim’s front yard, interrogate suspects, probe Schmidt’s Royal Oak “death” house, unearth a clandestine grave under a Detroit cellar, and ultimately solve one of the most bizarre criminal cases in Michigan history. Listen to testimony as the alleged wives of the “Michigan Bluebeard” face-off in an epic court battle over his fortune. Author Tobin Buhk shares this shocking, true story of Michigan’s original Lonely Hearts Killer. A book signing will follow the presentation.

This program is sponsored by the Vander Veen Fund of the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. Please consider a gift today.

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Date:
December 12, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
616.988.5400

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org