“…heiress slain early Sunday…”

“A Collection of Favorite Hawaiian Songs”; Dorothy Lamour; Dick McIntire And His Harmony Hawaiians; Del Lyon; Lani McIntire; Gordon Beecher; Johnny Noble; Alfred Newman; Frank Loesser; R. Alex Anderson; Decca (23323 A / 23323 B / 23324 A / 23324 B); Publication date: October 26, 1943

Murder Hunt Centers on Husband’s Missing Uniform

PM, October 26, 1943, p 11

The body of Mrs. Patricia Burton Lonergan, heiress slain early Sunday, is removed from her Beekman Hill apartment. Photo by Weegee, PM
PM, October 26, 1943, p 11

“Murder in the First Degree”; St. Louis Jimmy; Burton & Oden; Parrot (823); April 1956

October 26, 2022

[Weegee was on the spot for the murder that resulted in “one of the most sensational trials of the 1940s.” (NY Times)… Wayne Lonergan was in Sing-Sing prison for more than twenty years. He was “sentenced to 35 years to life after his conviction on second degree murder charges, [he] was released in 1967 and deported to Canada. He lived quietly in Toronto, where he died of cancer.” (The New York Times, January 3, 1986)… (The $385 monthly rent that the Lonergans paid for the triplex apartment, the first three floors of the building, built in 1939, is about $6,600 today)…]

“It’s Murder”; Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Orchestra; Lil Armstrong; Buck; Armstrong; Decca (1182 A); 1936

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