Category Archives: Judith Mae Andersen

Judith Mae Andersen

I was 7 1/2 at the time of Judith Mae Andersen’s murder, and living on the South Side of Chicago.  I remember the adults being very upset, this murder following the murders of the Grimes sisters and the Schuessler/Peterson boys. … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen update

Here’s another picture of the steel drum used to dispose of the body of Judith Mae Andersen, which appeared in the September 1957 issue of Police Digest. A sincere thanks to Gabriel A. Fuentes.  

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Judith Mae Andersen update

Here’s what I heard from Ben Eckart, one of the collectors who has posted a photo of an En-Ar-Co bucket on his website: The bucket you show was sold by the National Refining Company between about 1934 and 1950. Their … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen update

A little more research in the Judith Mae Andersen case has unearthed some interesting facts about the bucket used to dispose of her head and other remains. Recall that Chicago police officials said the bucket was so rare that they … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

Montrose Harbor, Chicago, Ill., August 1957, showing where a 55-gallon drum and a 5-gallon bucket containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen, were found.    Montrose Harbor, 50 years later, from Google Earth. Note: Investigators eventually determined that the bloody … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

  Photographs courtesy of the Chicago TribuneInvestigators examine the oil drum containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen that was found Aug. 22, 1957, in Lake Michigan. Aug. 28, 1957 Chicago Seek and ye shall find, and so it is … Continue reading

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Cold case

  Aug. 25, 1957 Chicago Chicago police recovered the torso from a battered, cut-down 55-gallon drum floating in Lake Michigan. A 5-gallon metal bucket containing the head, hands and one arm were found in the lake two days later. The … Continue reading

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