Woman’s Body Packed In Trunk

February 20, 1909


Landlord discovers dismembered body of tenant, Mrs. May Hazelton, stuffed inside of trunk.


The body of Mrs. May Hazelton, colored, packed in a trunk, was discovered in an apartment at 80 Eaton street, New Haven, Conn., where James Hazelton and his wife, May, had been living. The discovery of the murder came about through a visit of the landlord to the place to collect the rent. When the landlord went to the apartment and received no answer to his knocking he forced the door leading the apartment. On entering he found blood spattered about the place and two blood stained shirts. He at once notified the police and officers were sent to investigate. They found a trunk in the room and, forcing it open, found within the dismembered body. The police are searching for her husband.
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Alan Banuchi


“Woman’s Body Packed In Trunk,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 20, 2019, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1869.