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H2H 4. 194. Winnie Ruth Judd. The Trunk Murderess.

October 16, 1931, Phoenix Arizona, Winnie Ruth Judd is visiting her two best friends, Anne and Sammy at their small bungalow—they’d been playing bridge. But when the night is over, only Ruth Judd is alive. And what follows would be a saga of death, dismembered bodies, playboys, leaking trunks, death sentences, escapes, confessions and commutations. It’s the stuff of legends, but it’s all true. The question is, which truth are we to believe. This is the story of Winnie Ruth Judd. The Trunk Murderess.

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Arizona Memory Project

San Francisco Chronicle 10.21.1931


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