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    Bigfoot killings

    Name given to a man who raped, beat and killed seven prostitutes and other women in Detroit's Cass Corridor in 1975. Survivors said their assailant had enormous feet. The killings remain unsolved


    does anybody else have any other information about this case

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    :ears perk: cass corridor in 1975? Hmmm, I found a few links to blogs etc, not sure any of them will post here but here's one: https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showth...finale-5-20-09
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    Detroit Free Press - July 25 1975 - Cass Corridor

    I don't have paid subscription so this is difficult to read AND I don't notice reference to "Bigfoot", it actually mentions "noticeably large hands" BUT it might be related:


    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/98212656/

    THE RAPIST is described by police as a black male, SO to 35 years old, I to 6'a feet tall; with a muscular build, medium complexion, a medium nappy afro; mustached with an unshaven look and noticeably large hands. Bv TERRY ZINTL FrM Prut Staff Writer Two Detroit women's groups are planning a demonstration at police headquarters Monday to protest what they say is police indifference to the Cass Corridor rapist -murderer. The killer is believed responsible for five murders in the Cass area. At least seven other women have been beaten or sexually assaulted, police say. The Women's Defense and Education Committee which organized the June 25 benefit for Joann Little and Inez Garcia and the WOMAN (Women's Organization Moving Against Narcotics) drug rehabilitation center don't think the police are doing enough to catch the man. If the six killings "happened in Grosse Pointe, it would be national news," said Jane Mannette of the WOMAN center at 4105 Cass. She said that by emphasizing the fact that many of the victims were prostitutes, the police are saying: "It's not a good women's problem, it's a bad women's problem." AS AN EXAMPLE of the police department's lackadaisical attitude, Ms. Mannette said a police flyer describing the killer gave a telephone number to call that does not answer at night. The police only belatedly added the telephone number for the main homicide desk, she said. of the 13th Precinct, which covers the Cass Corridor, said his officers are "doing the same kind of job on these killings as we would on any others." Bowron said the precinct has not added any extra patrols in the area, but is doing its best "to drive the girls off the street. Wherever you've got a lot of prostitution, you've got a lot of other crime," he said. Bowron said the prostitutes have complained to his officers that the police are not working hard enough to catch the killer, but "they're irresponsible, unstable people and that's ' the way they talk." THE DEMONSTRATION will be held at police headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Monday morning at 11:30, Ms. Mannette said. She also said the WOMAN center will act as a focal point for community efforts to catch the killer. The Cass killings are the first local issue taken up by the Women's Defense and Education Committee, which was organized to raise funds for Joann Little and Inez Garcia. Ms. Little is on trial in North Carolina for killing a jail guard who allegedly tried to rape her while she was in the Buford County, N. C, jail last August. Inez Garcia is a California farm worker who was convicted of second-degree murder last October for killing a man who she said held her down while his companion raped her. I m II 7 M'LI AT livirnois II ; MM , J - J I EASTLAND CENTER sl uwm nlfllafk I Birmingham M eif 1 lllllIfrB thi viLtAoa plaia m 111 I lWl lifV DEARBORN M H Af ylvr NORTHLAND mm Sgt. Cynthia Eggers of Squad Seven, which Investigates felony murders, said the department has about 12 people working on the Cass Corridor killings.

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    Detroit Free Press July 20 1975 Snippet of the report:

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    "... the three women were prostitutes. Police said the rapes occurred mostly in the Cass Corridor near downtown Detroit. The suspect, police said, cruises the area in his car. He approaches a known prostitute on the street and offers her money. When the victim gets into his car, the man threatens her with a knife, drives to a nearby alley where he forces her to disrobe and beats, rapes and sodomizes her, police said. mm AP Photo to A motorcyclist pushes 'his hike through a heavy sandstorm just north of Palm Springs take it from the top and go through a sun - sational summer routine in air-cooled polyester cotton gauze. Shaping up into three of the trendiest big tops around. All colored in new transitional tones that lead you well into fall. Roll-up sleeved pullover has mandarin collar and lace trim, $11. Tie-front top has big bat sleeves and lace trim Balloon-sleeved.top has woodsy buttons and a fabulously full bodice, $14, For junior sizes S-M-L. n Police Thursday hunted Detroit's sleazy Cass Corridor for a Jack the Ripper who, they believe, killed three prostitutes and raped, sodomized and beat at least seven others. Police said he had strangled one young streetwalker, fatally stabbed another and beat a third to death since May 1. He was described as black, between 30 and 35, between 6-feet and 6-feet-6 and muscular. Police said he wore his hair ina medium afro, wore a mustache and had an unshaven look. He dressed in dark clothing, possibly some sort of work uniform, police said, and was armed with a knife. The women he had assaulted all remarked on his noticeably large hands. Police want to question him about the slayings of Regina Foshee, 19, of 2202 W. Euclid; Naomi Hall, 22, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Eoria Dick, 22, of 2305 Park. MISS FOSHEE'S nude body was found May 1 on the kitchen floor of a vacant house at 4736 Lincoln. She had been strangled. Two days later Miss Hall was found beaten to death, lying in a nightgown across a bed in the Foster Motel, 165 Sibley. Police said she had been staying at the downtown Royal Palm Hote but registered at the motel under a phony name on April 29. Miss Dick's nuded body was found June 13 behind the J. L. Hudson Co. warehouse at Twelfth -and W. Jefferson. She had been stabbed to death. S g t . Cynthia Eggers of Squad Seven, which investi-gastes felony murders, said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman View Post
    Name given to a man who raped, beat and killed seven prostitutes and other women in Detroit's Cass Corridor in 1975. Survivors said their assailant had enormous feet. The killings remain unsolved


    does anybody else have any other information about this case
    your post seems to indicate the suspect has been named?

    ETA: Oh wait, I get it, the name given to the suspect in these UNSOLVED cases is Bigfoot, got it now.

    Why the curiosity? Have some ideas?
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    Victim, Regina Foshee (mentioned in report above) is also named in this article from 1980... as well as "... Detroit's "Bigfoot" prostitute killer in 1975, who was never caught, reflect not so much society's attitude toward prostitutes or women In general but instead... '

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/98521100/


    Jan 1976 (*note the BBM part ) Did they have a possible suspect??

    "Mayweathcr may have been involved. ASKED SPECIFICALLY if Mayweathcr is the person tagged as Bigfoot for some or all of the seven rape-murders in the Cass Corridor last year, Tannian said, "We're not prepared at this point to make that absolute statement." Maywealher faces examination Feb. 6 in River Rouge and Feb. 9 in Detroit. Carl R. Mayweather Sr., the suspect's father, said Thursday that his son is innocent. "He's got girlfriends, so many girlfriends that he can't keep up with them. He doesn't need to go out and rape women." - The elder Mayweather, who lives on a cattle ranch he runs in Belleville, said his son left work at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday and he didn't think his son had time to commit the rape in Jail Inmate Hangs Self An 18-year-old prisoner was found hanged late Thursday night in his cell in the Wayne County Jail. Steve Alicia, who livod on Detroit's west side, was found dead by Deputy William Biakey as he was making a routine check of cells at 11:07 p.m. Lt. Eugene O'Grady, in charge of the midnight shift, said Alicia was hanging from the cell door by a bedsheet. Alicia was taken to Detroit General Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. O'Grady said he assumed the cell previously had been checked no later than 10:30 p.m. Normally the cells are checked about every half-hour, O'Grady said. Alicia was in the cell alone. He had been in jail since Dec. 19 awaiting trial on an armed robbery charge. MORE regular llavors! More diet flavors! And, Towne Club costs about HALF THE PRICE! rrs River Rouge. His-son is a vice-president in the family moving business, May weather's Mov- I ing & Delivery Co.. 7(542 W. McNichols, the father said. j "The younger Maj wether was arrested on a rape charge j II years ago and pleaded j guilty to a lesser offense in the : case, indecent liberties with a minor female, in July lilfil. He 1 received two year's probation ; and a $.10 fine. I The man known as Bigfoot I in the Cass Corridor chose j prostitutes as victims for rape and sometimes murder. Scien- tific methods will be used in ' an attempt to link the rape- I murders to Mayweather,... "

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/98224832/
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    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/26735887/


    Suspect Assigned To Court DETROIT (AP) — Carl Mayweather Jr., under investigation for a series of rape-murders, was bound over to Wayne County Circuit Court on Friday for trial in a Jan. 29 rape and armed robbery in the suburb of River Rouge. Mayweather waived examination on the three rape counts and o'ne armed robbery count. Detroit Police say Mayweather, who stands 6 feet 6 and weighs 235 pounds, is under investigation in the "Big Foot" siayings of several prostitutes. "Big Foot" reflects descriptions given by rape victims of an assailant with unusually big hands and feet. Police say Mayweather was "actually caught in the act" in the Jan. 29 rape in River Rouge. He also faces separate charges in an incident involving a different woman in Detroit.

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    It appears the "Bigfoot Killer"case actually existed but was never solved (at least it was unsolved as of 1980). I feel sure there are more old news reports out there... and they might be particularly helpful if one has a paid subscription.



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