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OENCE HAS SOLVED WANTON KILLING OF SEVEN GANGSTERS >pe of Scientists Reveals Fred Burke As The .Killer In Massacre On St. Valentine's Day In Chicago Chicago a Tear Ago—Nationwide Hunt For Him By Dr. Herman N. Bundesen ' Coroner of Cook County. Illinois Itten Especially For The Asso- dated Press) CHICAGO—(AJP.)—Crime during prohibition era in the United reaching a ^IfiE* in the killing of seven bootlegging in a dingy garage here on Valentine's day, 1929. hat met Waterloo. forces of science have em- victorious. The scientist's ipe has revealed the ident- t tne msrrwirs trained-arms^ gun on the seven gangsters, against the garage wall and fully shot to death. Such is the significance of the Valentine's day massacre on this, first anniversary of that sinister at It started modern science on pursuit of the criminal. It the turning point In police in the United States. The story of the massacre itself its solution best illustrates the ctlcal use that can be made of microsc9pe and the laboratory. the investigation of murders. A light snow was falling in North street, several miles 'north of downtown district, when nelgh- fjnuffled shots coming from a one-story ige. A housewife said that, a minutes after the shots, she several men and a policeman lly walk out of the garage and Ive away in what looked like a cilve bureau squad car. Half an hour later the newspapers the civilized world carried head- that seven Chicago gangsters the George "Bugs" Moran gang been lined up against a wall shot to death by machine-guns. As coroner. I ordered detectives i pick up al lavailable shells, bullets other tell-tale bits of evidence future investigation. My next was to have a staff of coran- ' phyridans^extoract the pulleis. i the dead men and also to make' atlflc charts showing the loca- of the wounds in each body, re now had the bullets which killed i men—the bullets through which hoped to trace the killers. gang (the gang said to have sought revenge on the seven Moran gangsters), gangsters), were "taken for a ride." They were under Indictment for the St Valentine's day massacre but had not come to total. The significant feature of the murder of these two gangsters, however, however, is the fact that they were killed by their enemies outside the boundaries of Cook county. This was strong evidence that the under-: world feared the searching lenses of the scientist's microscope. But Burke was the leader of the firing squad that killed the seven men that snowy St Valentine's day In Chicago. Science proved this conclusively. conclusively. Col. Goddard. at a later date, found also that the Burke machine-guns were used In the killing killing of Frank Uale, the Brooklyn gang leader. Burke is still at large, but he is the most widely-hunted criminal in the United States today. Mr. Massee and Mr. Olson have since raised fund^-'amon?. business leaders of the. city and today we have the endowed scientific crime detection detection laboratory, operated In conjunction conjunction with Northwestern Uni- vcrsity and under the leadership of CoL Goddard. It is entirely for the use of the public. This Is the first of its kind in the United States. Thus the infamous St Valentine's day massacre has been solved and science has started on the pursuit of the criminal. REPRISAL HINTED CHICAGO—(A-P.)—A sinister report report hummed along the gang world grapevine today, hinting bloody revenge revenge for what happened last St. Valentine's day. Police heard it from the stool pigeons pigeons who roost hi the half world and fly to the law with crumbs of information, and this is what they heard. - " . - ' -• Weeks ago woSTwennd the four comers of the nation for the friends •f the George (Bugs) Moran gang to come here, with their gone oiled and ready to shoot. There was to be a reprisal, a "revenge party" for

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  1. Sterling Daily Gazette,
  2. 14 Feb 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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