The Chinatown Trunk Murder
Exploring one of history's most baffling murder mysteries.
The Awful Death of Miss Elsie Sigel
In this episode, we’ll take a look at the newspaper accounts in the case of Elsie Sigel, a pretty young girl from a prominent New York family who went to work as a missionary in Manhattan’s Chinatown. In the summer of 1909, police found Elsie’s body packed in a trunk in an apartment above a chop suey joint.
Music by Chuck Wiggins