Louisville's Alma Kellner Mystery

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On a bitterly cold day in December 1909, eight-year-old Alma Kellner simply disappeared from the altar of St. John's Church in Louisville. Her body was found months later near the site of the church, and news of the murder rocked the city. The manhunt for the suspect took Louisville police Captain John Carney eleven thousand miles across the country, and even to South America, to return the killer to justice. Author Shawn M. Herron details the fascinating story of a tragedy that still remains under a cloud of suspicion.
ISBN: 9781467138161
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: True Crime
Images: 26
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Shawn M. Herron is a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky, and can count back five generations of family members who proudly called the city home. Shawn holds a BA in English from the University of Louisville and a JD from the Brandeis School of Law. She has been practicing in the area of public safety law for over twenty-five years. She has worked for the Courier-Journal, the City of Louisville, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and now, the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, where she trains law enforcement officers. An inveterate and omnivorous reader, Shawn maintains a blog called “Kentucky Cop Stories,” and is a regular contributor to the Kentucky Law Enforcement magazine. She has also contributed articles to Police Chief and Sheriff magazines, as well. Shawn also serves as the volunteer search and rescue coordinator for the Louisville Metro Emergency Management Agency and is a member of the Madison County Rescue Squad. Shawn is a member of the Louisville Historical League and the Filson Club, both of which showcase local history. She lives in a house over 150 years old in Portland, with several cats.
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