A Synopsis of Terror: The Torso Murders


Thursday, November 2, 6:30-7:30 pm

Local educator, historian & award-wining author, Robert Presnar gives an overview of his most recent research associated with a series of our area's most ghastly murders. The decapitated victims  were discovered in and around the isolated swamp lands of West Pittsburgh between 1925-1940.

Presnar's talk will touch on key elements of each case and the developing investigative techniques of local authorities who struggled to identify victims and catch enigmatic and elusive predator. Presnar will touch on the potential connection between local murders and similar crimes committed in Cleveland during the 1930's. Finally, Presnar will make reference to certain non-canonical regional killings that although are not officially related, share striking similarities in methodology.

This is a free event, but registration is requested. Call 724.652.2882 to register, or click button below.