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Non-fiction, History, Popular Culture, Crime
On February 1, 1896, Pearl’s pregnant body was found beheaded in a Kentucky orchard. Her murder inspired a ballad still sung today.
On February 1, 1896, Pearl Bryan’s decapitated body was found in a Kentucky orchard. She was pregnant, and she’d been struggling when the killer began cutting off her head. That head has never been found, but we do know that the murderer carried it round Cincinnati’s bars with him. The investigation...