Newspaper clippings

Vintage news: man suspected of drunkenly beating lover to death, working girl attempts suicide

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published April 30, 1949

A 42-year-old man, whose wife had recently left him and took their children back to Sweden, was held on suspicion of murder of a 26-year-old woman who was beaten to death following a drunken tryst between the two.

Also, an 18-year-old was found in a coma following an unsuccessful suicide attempt. After regaining consciousness, she explained she was living in a home for “working girls” (a euphemism for prostitutes) and attempted suicide because her parents and 3 siblings were being evicted from their apartment. Rumors that her father took her money to buy liquor were denied.

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