October 11, 1953 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

70 years ago on October 11th, 1953

A woman is found dismembered in a suitcase near Columbia University, setting off a huge police search

Her killer would be found two days later and admit that he killed Florence Pearl Gibbons in a fit of rage after she told him she planned to marry another man.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 85°F in 1949
Record Low: 34°F in 1964

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My name is MaryJane Gibbons from Worcester, MA 01603 I was born 1950 and I believe that I am her daughter … Pearl Gibbions …who was in the suitcase. …If this connects at all, please contact me thank you.

May 17, 2023 3:06am

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