Eliot Ness

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Eliot Ness
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Ness c. 1933
Born(1903-04-19)April 19, 1903
DiedMay 16, 1957(1957-05-16) (aged 54)
Police career
DepartmentBureau of Prohibition
Cleveland Division of Police
Years of service
  • BOP: 1926-1935
  • CDP: 1935-1942
RankChief Investigator of the Prohibition Bureau for Chicago in 1934
Director for Public Safety for Cleveland, Ohio

Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent. He was famous for his roles to bring down Al Capone and push Prohibition laws in Chicago, Illinois. He was the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, nicknamed The Untouchables.

He unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio in 1947 as a Republican.

Ness was also Safety Director at the time of several grisly murders that occurred in the Cleveland area from 1935 to 1938.[1] At one point in time, two bodies of the victims of the serial killer were placed within view of his office window. [2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. BOVSUN, MARA. "Pile of bones: Eliot Ness hunted Cleveland serial killer, but mystery remains - NY Daily News". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. "Torso Murders - Cleveland Police Museum". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. "Haunted History – Season 1 Episode 6 The Torso Murders"