Mysteries persist in strangler case

A Death In Belmont, by Sebastian Junger, Fourth Estate, €21.90.

6th May, 2006

A Death In Belmont, by Sebastian Junger, Fourth Estate, €21.90.

In the early 1960s, at a time of major upheaval for the US, the female population of Boston was living in terror. Several women were found raped and strangled in their homes, their bodies posed grotesquely for the unfortunate person who happened to find them.

Most had a silk stocking tied in a cheerful bow around their neck, which became the signature of the killer,...

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