The Mysterious Killer That Left A City In Pure Terror For Over A Decade

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The Axeman of New Orleans was a famous serial killer, that terrorized the city in the early 1900's and was never found.

There are many stories and theories surrounding the Axeman. This is mostly because no one ever had a clear description of him.

The Axeman is most remembered by his odd victim targets: Italian grocers.

His first victims were seen in 1910, but it wasn't until 1911 that one of his attacks on a victim was fatal. Joe Davi was found with his face battered with a weapon consistent with a butcher's cleaver, and his brains literally beaten out of his skull.

After his first kill, he disappeared for years and then struck again in 1918.

An Italian grocer named Joseph Maggio and his wife were butchered while sleeping in their apartment above the Maggio grocery store.

Upon investigation, the police discovered that a panel in the rear door had been chiseled out, providing a way in for the killer. The murder weapon, an axe, was found in the apartment, and was still covered with the Maggio’s blood.

Detectives quickly went to work on the case and while several suspects were arrested and questioned, all were released for lack of evidence against them.

Investigators soon realized that the crime was the exact same as the one that happened years before, in 1911.

And that's when things went from scary to terrifying...

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