The Unsolved “Black Hand” Kidnapping and Murder of 5-Year-Old Elsie Paroubek

This 1911 death rattled Chicago citizens and media.

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  • Elsie Paroubek's famous photograph and Chicago circa 1911.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress
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  • Photo Credit: Library of Congress
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  • John McWeeny, Chicago Police Chief at the time of Elsie's disappearance.

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons