Detroit Strange
Mostly factual tales from Detroit
18 days ago

Ep. 85 - Blue Beards

The Murder of Augusta Steinbach & Serial Killer Helmuth Schmidt

Episode Notes

This week Alex and Jess talk Iced Coffees, Black Mirror, & the very guilty pleasure that is Drop Dead Diva. Then Alex tells Jess the story of the Detroit Blue Beard, Helmuth Schmidt. What is a Blue Beard and where did the term come from? How did the disappearance of Augusta Steinbach lead to Helmuth's death? And why did Helmuth go by the name Herman Neugebauer when posting in the personals in the New York Herald? Tune in to find out!

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