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"benjamin pizer" Discussed on Serial Killers
"After killing Nellie and Alice homes next moves are somewhat of a mystery. He and Georgina traveled around Canada. And the northern United States for the next few weeks always closely followed by detectives on November thirteenth. He resurfaced in Boston and made plans to stay there. For an extended period homes had neglected to pay attention to the people pursuing him with the help of the Pinkerton Agency. The Boston police arrested him on November seventeenth. The initial charge was horse. Thievery a holdover from his days in Texas but homes knew that was just an excuse to get him into custody soon. Detectives delved deeper into homes life and he was asked to explain where many and nanny Williams had gone over the next few months homes told a number of conflicting stories. He lied repeatedly about where the Williams sisters were. Whether Benjamin Pints on his children were still alive and about his activities in Chicago. It was obvious. Homes wasn't being entirely truthful in his supposed confessions but it was difficult to separate fact from fiction. Police still haven't found any hard evidence which implicated homes in murder though. Everyone suspected him of it. All that changed in July eighteen ninety five when Nellie and Alice piles bodies were found in the cellar of the home. Homes rented in Toronto homes could no longer claim. The girls were secretly still alive hiding out with their father when he learned the bodies had been discovered homes responded. Well I guess the hang me for this. They did in October. Homes was put on trial for murdering Benjamin pizer and was sentenced to be hanged after the sentence. Police decided not to pursue charges for the deaths of Alice and Nellie but homes wasn't done enjoying his time in the spotlight now with nothing to lose. He gave a new confession to hearst newspaper this time claiming to have murdered twenty seven people during a life home said whatever he could do become infamous. The newspaper paid him. Seven thousand five hundred dollars for the tell all confession but it was later found to be largely fabricated. In fact some of the people homes claimed to have murdered in his confession. Were still living at the time afterward homes even claimed he was possessed by Satan sensational reports continued to circulate until they were rumors he'd killed hundreds of people in his so called Murder Castle. All the lies and press bathing mant cemented. His legacy as one of history's MOST NOTORIOUS VILLAINS. But it didn't help him escape. Justice on May seventh 1896 homeless was hanged in Philadelphia since then stories about homes have proliferated often taking his false confessions at face value and since station leising his crimes. In some ways he's become the symbol of the American serial killer. A seemingly unstoppable depraved monster but while he was undoubtedly evil beneath all the hype h h Holmes was really just to bid fraud. Thanks again for tuning into serial killers will be back Monday with a new episode for more information on H H Holmes. Looks many sources we used. We found the book. H H Holmes. True history of the White City Devil by Adam Seltzer extremely helpful. To our research you can find more episodes of serial killers and all other car cast originals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like serial killers for free from your own desktop or smart speaker to stream. Serial killers on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar. Several view of asked how to help the show. And if you enjoy the show the best way to help is to leave a five star review and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network. We'll see next time. Have a killer week. Serial killers was created by Max Cutler is a podcast studios original executive producers include Max and Ron Cutler sound designed by Juan Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden and Freddie Beckley. This episode of serial killers was written by Tara Wells with writing assistance by Abigail Cannon and stars Greg Poulsen and Vanessa Richardson..
"benjamin pizer" Discussed on Serial Killers
"But this meant homes was now essentially juggling two wives two separate families all while simultaneously dodging a bevy of creditors and lawsuits. The stress became too much. He decided to pull the rip cord on a couple of his commitments and made plans to rid himself of many and nanny. After July fifth neither sister was seen alive again like the previous confirmed homes murders. It's not known exactly how he killed the women or where he hid there remains. His story changed vastly in later years. He initially confessed to stuffing nannies body in a trunk and sinking it in Lake Michigan but later retracted the story on July seventh debt. Collectors showed up to the apartment in search of many only to find. The place had been completely cleared out all evidence of Mr and Mrs Gordon along with Nanny Wilson had disappeared without a trace but getting rid of his second family wasn't the only thing on homes to do list. He still had to deal with his world's fair hotel. Construction had finished on the third floor hotel by the time many in nanny disappeared but none of the rooms were truly livable. Most weren't furnished. Some of the doors didn't close all the way and nothing was clean. Homes didn't advertise his lodgings and there are no records of any guests. It was definitely not a busy hotel but it is possible. Homes rented the place out under the table to avoid attention. If he did guest certainly would have been shocked to find trick walls with sliding panels and bizarre floor plan. That was difficult to navigate many. The closets also had two doors which could have allowed to person to secretly enter. Someone's quarters from the joining room homes. Use some of the hidden passageways to hide goods. He bought on credit so they couldn't be repossessed but it's not clear what the rest of them were for. The labyrinth design and secret passageways eventually sparked rumors that homes designed the hotel like this to spy on guests and easily abduct them. One tail even suggested that the so-called Murder Castle had a body shoot that led to the furnace for easy disposal. But it's unlikely that any of that ever happened while no one knows for certain what he did with the hotel during the fair it was likely largely vacant but if not for murder what was it. Four such a confusing place. Full of unnecessary dead ends and convoluted tricks. Actually suited homes personality perfectly. It showcases desire to manipulate and control everything right down to the places he inhabited most of all it served as a monument to all the confounding wastes of effort. He devoted his energy to further heightening. The mystery was the fact that the only person regularly allowed up to the third floor was homes himself. He kept a Spartan office in one of the rooms there other than a small desk and chair it featured only a stove and a large safe lined with the specis the Labor who worked on the safe a man named Joe Owens later said. He had no idea why homes wanted it insulated in such a way. The only reasonable explanation seems to be that homes. Wanted it to be soundproof. The vault was around eight feet tall and just wide enough for a person to walk into as for the stove on the third floor. It was fairly large but not enormous homes later. Claimed he used it for experiments in bending glass but that doesn't explain why some unidentified women's jewelry and buttons were found in the stove years later though it wasn't large enough to cremate an entire body. It could have been used to incinerate smaller pieces or to get rid of other incriminating evidence. Home certainly could have been killing people in the hotel. Hundreds of visitors to the world's fair disappeared or fell victim to violent crimes while in Chicago. Local police at the time were known to be corrupt and had a reputation for ignoring as many cases as they pursued regardless of what he was using the building for by August of eighteen. Ninety three homes was eager to get rid of the hotel though. The fair was scheduled to run until October August thirteenth. Oppal tenants on the second floor. Saw Him lugging things out of the building. In heavy trunks after homes finished he left to spend the night with Mirta and Lucy within the hour after he left. The smell of burning tar permeated the building and soon the castle was plays. The fire ended up destroying the roof and much of the interior of the third floor but no one was injured. After almost a year spent constructing the hotel. Homes deliberately burned to the ground. He'd taken out multiple insurance policies on the building and seemed to look forward to the impending insurance payout but considering the complex layout and the extent to which homes went to keep his activities on the third floor secret. It's possible there was much more going on behind the scenes. Unfortunately we'll never know for sure. How many victims homes might have claimed in his castle? If there was any hard evidence it was destroyed in the fire but the blaze didn't mark the end of homes murder spree. He was just getting warmed up up next. H H Holmes embarks on a dizzying tour of the United States killing freely as he went now back to the story on August thirteenth 1893. Thirty two year old. H H Holmes set fire to the third floor of a building he owned in Chicago. It had been touted as a hotel for tourists visiting the city for the world's fair but there's no record of anyone actually staying there. Judging by the suspicious stories the building as well as the hasty arson it's possible homes used the blaze to get rid of some incriminating evidence. Left inside but as an added bonus he also intended to collect a sizable insurance payout. After the fire but soon multiple insurance companies investigated his claims and figured out something was fishy homes that purchase the policies under the alias. Hfs Campbell when no such person could come to a personal statement to the insurance companies. The claims are all considered void. The companies didn't take kindly to the fraud and the case got homes in more hot water than he'd ever been in before he jumped from hotel to hotel desperately trying to stay ahead of investigators but as usual was working more than one angle while fleeing the authorities he was simultaneously pursuing a new mistress named Georgina. Yoke twenty four year old. Georgie Anna was a beautiful department store. Employees homes may have met at the world's fair unsurprisingly. He began their relationship with a complex series of lies. He initially told Georgina his name was H. M. Howard when she found out he commonly went by homes. He made up a spectacular excuse. He explained that he had changed his original name on the last wishes of his uncle. Supposedly also named H. M. Howard. He told Georgina that his uncle had recently passed away and left him some property in Texas. That could only be collected. If he changed his name to match his uncle's it was a complex but ingenious lie because the property homes referenced actually did exist. It had belonged to his last mistress many. Williams now deceased homes was apparently convincing enough that Georgina bought the bizarre story. Their relationship intensified as the drama around the sixty third street fire grew the pay homes had hoped for never came to pass and the insurance companies pressed for him to be held accountable for the blaze. After some research homes found he couldn't be arrested for arson unless the charges were filed within a year of the fire he decided the best course of action would be skipped town until the heat died down thus in late November of eighteen. Ninety three homes left Mirta and his four-year-old daughter behind without an explanation. Then he and Georgina hit the road to Texas. Of course Georgina was in the dark about the real reasons for their departure to get her out of town homes told her he needed to go to Texas to claim the property his uncle had left him. Georgina and homes were ultimately headed to Fort Worth Texas but along the way they stopped in Denver Colorado too hastily get married on January seventeenth. Eighteen ninety four the two were wed in a small ceremony. This may Georgina. At least the fourth woman to believe she was married to homes though technically he never legally divorced his first wife from Colorado. The newlyweds made their way to Fort Worth and met up with an associate of homes from Chicago. Benjamin pizer will. He was a seedy character. Who had collaborated with homes on a number of minor schemes over the years?.
"benjamin pizer" Discussed on Serial Killers
"Due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of violence and murder that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen on September. First eighteen ninety four thirty-three-year-old DR H H. Holmes visited his longtime associate. Benjamin pizer at his Philadelphia -partment home suggested they have a drink together and it didn't take long for thirty eight year. Old PILOT SOLD TO GET TIPSY. Pied sold down glass after glass. At homes encouragement once was on the verge of passing out homes seized. His moment pizer was completely helpless under his complete control. Home Smile as he reached into his pockets and pulled out a bottle of clear. Liquid Heisel tried to Murmur. Something as homes soaked. A rag in the liquid but homes paid him no mind. There was no more time for talk as he pressed the rag to pied. Cels face homes rehearsed his next moves in his mind. I the quiet release home. Stood smirking over. Pied CELS Still Corpse. It had been all too easy just like the others but there was still work to be done if he was going to collect pilot. Cels Life Insurance Policy. It would all need to look like an accident. Hi I'm Greg Paulson. This is serial killers of our cast original every Monday. We dive into the minds of madness of serial killers. Today we're continuing our exploration into the twisted mind. Dr H H Holmes One of America's first serial killers. I'm here with my co host Vanessa. Richardson Hi everyone. You can find episodes of serial killers and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Serial killers for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar at podcast grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do it. We love us. Know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening. It really does help last week. We discussed H H Holmes Childhood and his fondness for scamming the citizens of Chicago. We also delved into the murders of his first two victims his mistress Julia and her six year old daughter Pearl. This week will follow his killing spree as it kicks into high gear the construction of his notorious murder castle and the cross country pursuit which finally led to his arrest.
Dr. Death Pt. 2: H.H. Holmes
"On September. First eighteen ninety four thirty-three-year-old DR H H. Holmes visited his longtime associate. Benjamin pizer at his Philadelphia -partment home suggested they have a drink together and it didn't take long for thirty eight year. Old PILOT SOLD TO GET TIPSY. Pied sold down glass after glass. At homes encouragement once was on the verge of passing out homes seized. His moment pizer was completely helpless under his complete control. Home Smile as he reached into his pockets and pulled out a bottle of clear. Liquid Heisel tried to Murmur. Something as homes soaked. A rag in the liquid but homes paid him no mind. There was no more time for talk as he pressed the rag to pied. Cels face homes rehearsed his next moves in his mind. I the quiet release home. Stood smirking over. Pied CELS Still Corpse. It had been all too easy just like the others but there was still work to be done if he was going to collect pilot. Cels Life Insurance Policy. It would all need to look like an accident. Hi I'm Greg Paulson. This is serial killers of our cast original every Monday. We dive into the minds of madness of serial killers. Today we're continuing our exploration into the twisted mind. Dr H H Holmes One of America's first serial killers. I'm here with my co host Vanessa. Richardson Hi everyone. You can find episodes of serial killers and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream. Serial killers for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar at podcast grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do it. We love us. Know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram. At podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoyed today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening. It really does help last week. We discussed H H Holmes Childhood and his fondness for scamming the citizens of Chicago. We also delved into the murders of his first two victims his mistress Julia and her six year old daughter Pearl. This week will follow his killing spree as it kicks into high gear the construction of his notorious murder castle and the cross country pursuit which finally led to his arrest
"benjamin pizer" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Home sat on the train staring at detective of Crawford intently. This man couldn't be so different from all the rest the delicious young women and pretty girls that had fallen under his influence responding to his manipulation and handing over their wealth at a snap of his fingers some of them he'd romanced others heeds simply beguiled. But that wouldn't be possible with this stayed serious looking detective instead a good old fashioned bribe. I Bh might do. The trek homes glanced coyly at Crawford and cleared his throat. Then he made his bid saying thing. I'm a hypnotize her. If you let me hypnotize you so that I can escape. I'll give you five hundred dollars. It was a small fortune. Fortune Crawford led out a low slow whistle impressed by the figure. Homes felt his pulse quicken. He still had it the touch that special gift which kept him afloat. When nothing else did but then Crawford burst burst into laughter? He rolled his eyes at homes and replied. Dryly hypnotism always spoils my appetite. Holmes felt his stomach sink. So that was it. Crawford wasn't going to be another victim of the homes magic. He wasn't going to be manipulated. Homes turned towards the window and stared out at the passing Boston streets. The window NDO was speckled with water. He liked that it reminded him of his own obfuscations and tricks hiding what was in plain sight. It was fun to be a con man. It was even more fun to kill those two little girls his most most recent their little faces blackened by the gas in the locked trunk homes grinned as he thought of them writhing then. He glanced back at Crawford wondering if he might entertain himself by shocking. The detective with some gruesome stories but Crawford was ignoring him his head buried in a newspaper homes. Peering at the broadsheets started to grin even more widely. The wily wheels in his head were turning suddenly at full speed. Maybe Crawford wouldn't listen to his stories but the newspapers if he couldn't escape the law this time he had a backup plan he would play one last con on on Crawford and every policeman out to get him he would sell his story to the news. Coming up homes gruesome crimes become the talk of dinner tables across America and he ensures sure his place in history as one of the first modern serial killers. Hey friend I want to tell you about the new three re dollar Littlejohn from Jimmy. Johns a skinny mini version of any original sandwich. For only three bucks. It's littler than a regular sandwich which is perfect perfect. You're not super hungry or if you WANNA try a couple of different sandwiches or if you like bragging that your lunch only cost three dollars. Order three dollar little John at Jimmy. John's dot com or with the Jimmy John's APP at participating locations taxes and delivery fees. Extra now back back to the story on November seventeenth eighteen ninety four H H. Holmes was arrested in Boston officially he was booked for a con that involved stealing horses in Texas and selling them in Saint Louis at enormous profit but police I realized that Holmes was more than just a con man once they started searching his preferred hunting grounds. The hotel he owned in Chicago as investigators tore through it. They found nooks and crannies that served as torture chambers and burial sites trap doors stairways stairways that lead nowhere and shoots that fell into the basement. Police found bloody clothes bones and hair in in its basement barely buried in the hard packed dirt floor. They dubbed the maze. The Murder Castle then. Police police uncovered the bodies of two young girls in Toronto. And one boy in Indiana the children of homes con partner and apparent current friend Benjamin pizer. He'd killed that so-called friend to along with his three children. At first I homes tried to deny his culpability even writing a memoir from his jail cell full of obvious lies including a tail claiming that at one of his victims was murdered by her own sister in a jealous fight for his love but the evidence against him was simply too strong strong to deny and eventually homes ever the conman fell on his backup plan. He sold a full confession to the newspapers. Newspapers claiming responsibility for twenty seven murders. This confession like his earlier denials was riddled with lies. Some of the people he claimed to have killed were actually still alive and many he killed. It would eventually become clear. Were omitted committed from the tally at one point. He told his lawyer that he'd killed far more than twenty-seven people his count was actually one two hundred thirty three while homes officially went on trial for the murder of pilots and pilots. Those three children Chicago. Police reportedly discovered up to one hundred bodies in the murder castle alone however many people homes really killed. He died for his crimes. He was hanged at Moyer. Mensing prison in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on May Seventh 1896 eighteen ninety six but part of what makes his story so fascinating is the macab showmanship and the resulting mystery. That's a rounds. His life as a killer in part that showmanship stemmed from homes himself with his interviews glib persona and shifting confessions of murder but he was aided and abetted by the yellow journalism that characterized the eighteen. Ninety s newspapers across across America competed for the most attention grabbing exciting headlines and they were willing to bend the truth to get them. Homes was provided them with the perfect opportunity to do their dirtiest most salacious work. Pulp Fiction graphic novels. Books and films have taken up the Gauntlet where yellow journalism left off. Homes is widely considered the first American serial killer and his story has been retold time and time again with reports of his body count climbing ever higher. Some versions of the story put it as high as two hundred what the homes narrative lacks in fact it makes up for in historical relevance and and with satisfying symmetry. The Story of America's first serial killer actually serves as a perfect case study for the psychological profile of a serial killer H H Holmes was a remorseless lying charming sociopath like the many American serial Oh killers who came after him..