MD MD - Corinna Loring, 26, Mount Rainier, 4 Nov 1935

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  1. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Unsolved Murder:

    Corinna Loring, 20's, murdered 4 November 1935, Mount Ranier, Prince Georges County, MD

    Corinna Loring was a young woman in her 20's who lived with her mother in a small cottage style house on Beech Street (now called Taylor Street) near the corner of Beech and 31st Streets in Mount Ranier.

    Mount Ranier is a small incorporated city and residential community in Maryland which borders Washington DC.

    On the evening of 4 November 1935, Corinna's mother returned home from church to find that her daughter was not at home. When she failed to return home after a time, the Mount Ranier Police, headed by Chief Eugene Plummer, were called to search for her.

    Two days later, on November 6th, Corinna's body was found about four blocks from her home in a wooded area at the north end of Cedar Street (now called Upshur Street). The area where her body was found was then known as Saddleback Ridge and is currently the site of Kaywood Garden Apartments.

    Corrina appeared to have been garrotted with a piece of twine.

    Because neither the Mount Ranier Police nor the Prince Georges County Police (who also took part in the search for Corinna) had the resources or experienced personnel necessary to conduct a homicide investigation (in 1935), the investigation into Corinna's death was conducted by detectives from the Baltimore City Police Department - a common practice in those days.

    Although information on a suspect was developed and presented to a grand jury in 1936, the case was never solved.

    Source:

    Journey Through Time - A Pictorial History of the Prince Georges County Police Department - by Dennis Campbell (1991)
     
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    Catmammy Well-Known Member

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    This mystery must have haunted her people all their lives. Justice may not be possible for Corinna on this earth but there is a powerful judge who her murderer will stand before.
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Well-Known Member

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    Corinna Loring's case is included in a 2013 book:

    Title: The DC Dead Girls Club

    A Vintage True Crime Story of Four Unsolved Murders in Washington DC

    Published 2013 by Historical Crime Detective .


    Table of Contents
    Preface
    Chapter One: Virginia McPherson - The Suicide That Was A Murder
    Chapter Two : Mary Baker, The Mystery of 101 Clues
    Chapter Three: Beulah Limerick - The Whoopee Girl Murder Mystery
    Chapter Four: Corinna Loring - The Strangled Bride
    Epilogue

    A review of the book can be seen at the below link.

    LINK:

    http://blainepardoe.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/review-of-the-dc-dead-girls-club-jason-lucky-morrow/
     
  4. Richard

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    November 4th will mark the 79 year anniversary of the murder of Corinna Loring.

    Her headstone reads:
    Corinna F. Loring
    February 8, 1909
    November 4, 1935

    Here is a link to a PDF file about Mount Ranier, MD. About halfway through the file is an article about the murder of Corinna and photos of her. Also, some newspaper articles of the time and an aerial photo of the area.

    http://www.mountrainiermd.org/wp-content/uploads/1930s.pdf
     
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    Possible Connections: an old news story...

    The murder of Corinna Loring was discussed in a newspaper article of the era titled:
    "One More in the Chain of Washington's Baffling Murder Mysteries".

    You can see a PDF of that story, along with photos and illustrations at the below link.

    Although the story states that there were no apparent connections between Corinna's 1935 murder and the murders of three other women which took place earlier (1929 and 1930), it does mention some similarities.

    The other women whose murders were also unsolved were:

    Virginia (Hurley) McPherson - Strangled to death September 1929
    Mary Baker - Beaten and shot to death April 1930
    Beula Limerick - age 19, Shot to death December 1930

    LINK:

    http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper 11/Gloversville NY Morning Herald/Gloversville NY Morning Herald%
     
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    :+:MrTT:+: Cold Case Files

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    Hello Richard. Just wanted you to know about your link
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    Richard Well-Known Member

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    This is where I found the newspaper story:

    [PDF] [h=3]New York State Digital Library - Fulton History[/h]fultonhistory.com/.../ Gloversville%20NY%20Morning%20Herald%201936%20Grayscal...
    cent killing of Corinna Loring, there is appar- ently no ... choir singer in nearby Mount Rainier, Md. Hunting the ... 4, 1935, and her body was found. Saturday ...



    Here is another attempt at including the link. If it does not take you there directly, try copying it and putting it in your browser.

    Link:

    http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper ...Herald/Gloversville NY Morning Herald 1936 Gr...
     
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    Bumping thread due to recent interest on another thread about Mount Ranier history.
     
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    Bumping case up.
     
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    Posting in this thread in case there is a connection between Corinna Loring and the murder of nurse, Virginia McPherson.
    Oct 22 2018
    https://www.amazon.com/G-Men-Nurse-...d=1546886887&sr=8-1&keywords=William+Plunkett
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    "It was the sensational Washington, D.C., death case that punctuated the end of the Roaring Twenties. The victim was an attractive young nurse found semi-nude in her apartment with a pajama cord around her neck. Detectives said it was a suicide, but a maverick patrolman thought otherwise and took on the entire metropolitan police force to try and prove it. The death case of Virginia McPherson became a cause célèbre in the Capital City, where it occupied the headlines for weeks. The turmoil caused by the stormy petrel of the police department, Robert Allen, overturned the coroner's verdict, saw the police investigation criticized on the floor of the Senate, and sent the case before a grand jury, which indicted the husband, a debonair ladies man and semipro football player. And that was only the beginning. For even in exile, patrolman Allen, a two-hitch Marine, doggedly pursued his own investigation, reported by the half-dozen daily papers that hung on every bizarre turn. Because of the fervor Allen created, the entire police investigation was thrown out, a huge public relations disaster for a metropolitan force already besieged by its futile attempts to police the effects of Prohibition. Into the breach came the Department of Justice with a special squad of agents under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover who was itching to build his reputation. And a second grand jury. Throughout the tempestuous autumn in D.C., an interplay of powerful forces police, DOJ agents, the whistleblower Allen, newspapers, and two powerful and respected attorneys held the public captivated. William Plunkett, FBI agent-turned-crime writer, has applied his former investigation skills to Virginia McPherson's mysterious death, giving the reader an enthralling behind-the-scenes tale of duplicity, political infighting, and human vanity, all set against the backdrop of a tumultuous age about to come crashing down."
     
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