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The Red Circle Slayer & the 3X Killer

Head over to the podcast tab and listen to Episode 1 of the Crime & the City Podcast, a double feature blast from the past where I dive into the unsolved crimes of the Red Circle Slayer and the 3X Killer in the 1930s.



Crime scene photos from the Red Circle Slayer double homicide:




The Red Circle Slayer victims, Lewis Weiss and Frances Hajek:


Media Coverage of Frances & Lewis' murders:



Composite Sketch of the 3X Killer & his first letter to police:



The 3X Killer's Letters:

- The note handed to Catherine after Joseph was murdered:

Joseph Mozynski

3X3-X-097

- First letter sent to police:

Kindly print this letter in your paper for Mozynski’s friends: CC-NY ADCM-Y16a DQR-PA 241 PM6 Queens. By doing this you may save their lives. We do not want any more shooting unless we have to.

- Letter sent to police after 3X killed Noel Sowley:

“V-5 Sowley was one of Mozynski’s friends, thirteen more men and one woman will go if they do not make peace with us and stop bleeding us to death.”

- Final letter to police:

N.J. 4-3-44 returned to us the 19 at 9 p.m. My mission is ended. There is no further cause for worry."



Media coverage of the 3X killer:




Sources:

http://thepassingtramp.blogspot.com/2018/07/some-adolescent-whose-mind-was.html

https://www.nydailynews.com/true-crime-justice-story/ny-true-crime-justice-story-red-circle-slayer-20200405-ywurmtbtgnfllmrjpsmdpoqj3q-story.html

https://www.vertigo22.com/2019/10/mini-mystery-14-3x-killer.html

https://www.jllc.net/history-of-junior-league-movement/

https://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

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