On May 16th, 1937, at around 6pm, a woman in her late 20s left a dance hall in Paris and walked quickly toward a bus stop. About 25 minutes later, she entered the metro station and took a seat in an empty first class car while the other passengers crammed into the second-class cars. When the car arrived at the next station forty-five seconds later, the doors opened on a crime scene: the woman, Laetitia Toureaux, sat slouched in her seat, bleeding heavily with a nine-inch dagger buried to its hilt in her neck. The woman died before reaching the hospital and wasn’t able to name her attacker, leaving the Parisian police with a perplexing locked room mystery on their hands. Why was Laetitia killed? Was her murder an assassination? Was she a spy for the Italian government? Listen to join the discussion!

 

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Articles for Research/Narration:

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/217292512.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Laetitia_Toureaux

https://eholgersson.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/laetitia-toureaux-main-study.pdf

https://www.happyscribe.com/public/unsolved-murders-true-crime-stories/e226-laetitia-toureaux-pt 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7525605-murder-in-the-metro

https://listverse.com/2014/03/28/10-completely-mysterious-deaths-well-probably-never-solve/

 

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This episode was produced by host, Jaden McKell. It was edited by Austin Blackwell.

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