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Winnie Ruth Judd (dubbed, "The Trunk Murderess")

grew-up in the small town of Darlington, Indiana. She was a popular young lady, and was the daughter of a well-loved minister and his wife. The people in Montgomery County, Indiana were astounded to hear that she was accussed of murdering two friends, stuffing them in trunks, sending their mutilated bodies to Los Angeles, California (from her home in Phoenix) so that she could take them into the ocean and dump them. "NOOOOOOO" was the common thought of those in the small community while the rest of the world accused Winnie Ruth Judd of murder, cold-blooded murder.


Bommersbach, Jana. The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Rave reviews for this book, even by the trunk murderess herself, who told Bommersbach, "You did a good job!" make this a must read for anyone intriqued in real murder cases.

Dobkins, J. Dwight. Winnite Ruth Judd, the trunk murders. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1973. Dobkins story-type nonfiction work establishes all the loose ends of the Ruth Judd case but leaves the reader unsure of the real truth.

Geringer, Joseph. "Winnie Ruth Judd: The Trunk Murderess." This exceptional outlook and outcome of the whole murder sensation and trial of Winnie Ruth Judd is a real eye-opener to those who have followed the case. The reader will learn many unusual aspects of Winnie Ruth's life and the atrocities of an unfair trial.

Haines, Max. "Nasty Baggage." Crime Flashback. The Lethridge Herald. 1 May 2005: A9. A sweet picture of Winnie Ruth Judd tops this article about Winnie, Tony Mancini and others who shipped remains in their crimes. Greatly appreciate Ginny A's interest in this project as she sent this one, too!

"Ruth Judd." Here represents a different side of Winnie Ruth Judd in letters from her parents to her and about her. The reader learns her parents loved and trusted her so much that they sold all of their belongings in the little town of Darlington in order to be with her in her time of need.

"Winnie Ruth Judd." These two articles were sent to the webliographer when this project was announced. One tells about Judd's seven escapes from a mental hospital and how she quietly lived and worked for several years as a household worker under the name of Marian Lane. The other from a Syracuse, NY newspaper is basically her obituary, but tells yet more about the murdered and murderee. Thanks to an interested reader, Ginny A, for these great pieces.

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