Shattered Sense of Innocence: The Child Murders That Changed the Way America Looked at Itself

Shattered Sense of Innocence The Child Murders That Changed the Way America Looked at Itself Despite I Like Ike Davy Crockett Howdy Doody Buffalo Bob and other cultural icons of the era on October parents in America were brought to the stark realization that their children no l

  • Title: Shattered Sense of Innocence: The Child Murders That Changed the Way America Looked at Itself
  • Author: Rich Lindberg Gloria Jean Sykes
  • ISBN: 9781581823394
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Despite I Like Ike, Davy Crockett, Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, and other cultural icons of the era, on October 18, 1955, parents in America were brought to the stark realization that their children no longer lived in a safe, secure nation On that day the naked, strangled bodies of Bobby Peterson, Tony Schuessler, and john Schuessler slain by a killer whose identity remaiDespite I Like Ike, Davy Crockett, Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, and other cultural icons of the era, on October 18, 1955, parents in America were brought to the stark realization that their children no longer lived in a safe, secure nation On that day the naked, strangled bodies of Bobby Peterson, Tony Schuessler, and john Schuessler slain by a killer whose identity remained unknown for than four decades were found in a forest preserve in northwest Chicago Shattered Sense of Innocence is the story of the on and off investigation that led to the conviction of murderer Kenneth Hansen in 1995 In 1991 Federal agent Jimmy Delorto received a tip from an informant I know who killed those boys in 55 The case was reopened, The murderer brought to justice, and one of the darkest chapters in the city s history closed The pursuit of the murderer was led by a trio of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents who investigated Chicago s Horse Mafia and its shady dealings in buying and selling worthless steeds to wealthy society matrons, like candy heiress Helen Brach, who vanished in 1977 In 1991 the trail of deceit and murder led the ATF agents to the doorstep of the people who participated in the 1955 murder of the three boys and its coverup Shattered Sense of Innocence recounts the story of a determined investigation that resulted in Hansen s conviction, which was overturned on a technicality in November 2000 Hansen was reconvicted of the murders in August 2002 The story of the Schuessler Peterson murders is a poignant tale of lost innocence and one man s tenacious quest to unravel an old mystery.

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