Author to Discuss Unsolved Murder at Summit Library Event
F. Alexander Shipley will also sell copies of his book about the "Unknown Woman" of Union County on Tuesday.
Who was she?
Who killed her?
This fascinating book is based on an actual event that began on March 26, 1887, when a young woman was found murdered in a field on the outskirts of Rahway, New Jersey. She had been bludgeoned about the face, and her throat had been cut from ear to ear.
F. Alexander Shipley has provided a detailed history of the investigation into this murder, including numerous identifications of the victim and several confessions to this horrendous crime.
Thousands of individuals, many of whom had a missing family member or friend, thronged to the local morgue, eager to catch a glimpse of the victim in hopes of identifying the remains.
Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
The program is free and all are welcome, but seating is limited. First come, first seated. Doors open 30 minutes before the beginning of the program.
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7p.m. at the Summit Library (www.summitlibrary.org)