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Dead From a “Wallop”: Murder of John Schnellbacker 1913

Murder Victim John Schnellbacker (John Schnellb√§cher) 55-year-old Handyman East Des Moines Hotel 1858 -1913 Murder Scene and Date E. Third and E. Walnut streets Des Moines, Iowa Polk County March 10, 1913 Cause of Death: Bludgeoned __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers … Continue reading

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“The King of Little Italy”: Murder of Angelo Ferrari 1922

Murder Victim Angelo Ferrari “The King of Little Italy” 35-year-old Bail Bondsman 1887-1922 Murder Scene and Date 1066 42nd Street Des Moines, Iowa Polk County February 26, 1922 Cause of Death: Gunshot __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers Written January 2011 When … Continue reading

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