The Moonlight Mill Murders of Steubenville, Ohio

The Moonlight Mill Murders of Steubenville, Ohio

by Susan M. Guy

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Overview


Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933, and Steubenville hoped that its reputation as "Little Chicago" would end with it. That hope was short-lived when, eight weeks later, the Phantom Killer made his midnight debut. Under the glow of a full moon, in the mill yards of Steubenville's Wheeling Steel Plant, the killer ambushed a rail worker, shooting him five times. The Steubenville Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Wheeling Steel Mill Police joined forces in the New Year to find the Phantom before he took another victim. The strongest of millworkers on the midnight shift began to arm themselves, wondering who would be next. As the investigation wore on, Steubenville was once again thrust into the national spotlight as the Phantom's reign of terror continued. Local historian Susan M. Guy delves into one of the city's most infamous crimes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467146388
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/27/2020
Series: True Crime
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 219,072
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Susan M. Guy was born and raised in Jefferson County, Ohio. The daughter of a police captain, Susan followed in his law enforcement footsteps. She was a police officer for fifteen years on the Cross Creek Township Police Department, achieving the rank of sergeant. She is currently a corrections officer for the State of Ohio, with more than twenty-five years of service. She is a member of the Tri State Writers Society, a local writers' group, where she serves as the group's public relations director. Her debut book, Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, Ohio, published by The History Press in 2014, was greatly received. The Moonlight Mill Murders of Steubenville, Ohio promises to be a thrilling follow-up.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

1 Debut of a Killer 9

2 Arrival of the Police 15

3 The Investigation Begins 18

4 Life Goes On 22

5 A Killer Returns 23

6 The New Sheriff 27

7 Aftermath of the Second Shooting 28

8 Third Time's a Charm 31

9 Interrogations Begin Again 35

10 News Conference 37

11 A Big Reward Is Offered 40

12 Prosecutor Hooper Makes a Discovery 41

13 Reporters Want the Scoop 42

14 Captured 45

15 Arraignment and Indictment 51

16 The Grand Jury 58

17 Law Enforcement Stays Busy 61

18 Public Enemy No. 1 Spotted in Jefferson County, Ohio 63

19 The Trial 64

20 The Phantom Testifies 75

21 The Verdict 81

22 Reward Claims Pour In 84

23 Those Left Behind 88

24 The Sheriffs of Jefferson County, Ohio 94

Bibliography 109

About the Author 111

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