Winnie Ruth Judd, the “trunk murderess,” drives past the press after her arrest in Los Angeles in 1931.
Judd killed two women in Phoenix Arizona, packed them into two trunks, a valise and a hatbox (one woman had been dismembered) and shipped them on a train with her to Los Angeles, where she was to meet up with her husband. Due to the effluvia coming from her luggage, the local LA authorities thought she might be carrying contraband deer, and eventually got the trunks opened. Later, Judd would say her married boyfriend (married to someone else) bore equal responsibility for the crime.

Winnie Ruth Judd, the “trunk murderess,” drives past the press after her arrest in Los Angeles in 1931.

Judd killed two women in Phoenix Arizona, packed them into two trunks, a valise and a hatbox (one woman had been dismembered) and shipped them on a train with her to Los Angeles, where she was to meet up with her husband. Due to the effluvia coming from her luggage, the local LA authorities thought she might be carrying contraband deer, and eventually got the trunks opened. Later, Judd would say her married boyfriend (married to someone else) bore equal responsibility for the crime.