Throwback Thursday: Old School Criminal Identification


Detective Lloyd B. Trunk was in charge of the Bureau of Criminal Identification from 1935 through 1944.  Detective Trunk made plaster masks of the Torso Murderer’s victims in hopes that they might be viewed and identified by members of police.  Fun Fact: these masks can still be viewed in the Cleveland Police Museum today.  The museum is located at 1300 Ontario Street on the first floor and is open on weekdays.