Ruthie Mae McCoy: The Chilling True Case Behind Candyman

Her murder bears eerie similarities to the 1992 horror film.

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  • 2001 photograph of ABLA Homes on Racine Ave.Photo Credit: David Wilson / Flickr

Who Was Ruthie Mae McCoy?

Failure to Act

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  • 1989 photograph of a boy at ABLA Homes on Racine Ave.

    Photo Credit: Library of Congress

The Case Goes Cold