The WAC Murder: Who killed Corporal Maoma Ridings?

A hotel housekeeper found the young woman’s beaten and slashed body in her room at the Claypool Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Photo credit: The Indianapolis Star, October 6, 2013

The Murder

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Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.

The Investigation

The Woman in Black

The Investigation Continued

Victim Placed Phone Calls to Three Men

A Possible Suspect Briefly Emerges

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Photo credit: The Indianapolis Star, October 26, 1944

Another Suspect and Similar Murder

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Photo credit: The Indianapolis Star, November 21, 1947

The Dresser Drawer Murder

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Photo credit: The Indianapolis Star, July 19, 1954

Aftermath

Sources

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