H.H. Holmes left a trail of destruction behind him when in 1896 he met his fate at the end of a hangman’s noose. But, with his death, the nation’s first known serial killer left behind something of a mystery. Had the infamous serial killer talked his way out of execution? If so, who was buried in his grave in a Pennsylvania cemetery?

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