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A Body and a Bloody Trunk: The Infamous Gouffé Case of 1889

They found the body with a black bag over its head, near an abandoned trunk that reeked of decay.

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  • Fine Arts Palace, Paris World Exposition, 1889. Print: Print Collector / Getty Images

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  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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  • An illustration of Gouffé’s murder. Illustration: Wikimedia Commons