Elsie Sigel

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Holy Cow! The Body in the Trunk; Who Killed Elsie Sigel?

If the telegram was meant to reassure her parents, it didn’t work. “Will be home soon,” it said. “Don’t worry.” It was signed EJS. But the parents did worry. They hadn’t seen 19-year-old Elsie J. Sigel for days. The Sigels were socially prominent New Yorkers. Grandfather Franz Sigel was a famous Civil War general. A German immigrant, he inspired

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