12 minutes | Feb 15th 2020

Historical Murders: The Babies in the Chest

On a warm April day in 1943, an apartment manager was searching an apartment building in Denver, CO for the source of a bad odor. He eventually found the source in the form of a painted wooden hope chest. What he found in the chest would launch an investigation into a tenant in the building named Bernice Williams. This story is short but tragic and, in a way, it highlights how few options women had at the time. 

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