8: Rogers, the Beautiful Cigar Girl

Jun 09, 2020, 09:00 AM
Who murdered the Beautiful Cigar Girl?
Mary Rogers was found dead in the Hudson River; was it gang violence or a botched abortion? Let’s look at how this unsolved death inspired famed author Edgar Allen Poe.

·    Srebnick, A. G. (1997). The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers [PDF]. Retrieved from
·    Serratore, A. (2013). Edgar Allan Poe Tried and Failed to Crack the Mysterious Murder Case of Mary Rogers. Retrieved from