A new book about US soldier Eddie Leonski lifts the lid on how the serial killer became a mere historical footnote
When US soldiers arrived in Melbourne in 1942, they brought with them the trappings of a developing consumer culture: jazz music, chocolate bars, nylon stockings and other luxuries scarcely known by locals.
They also brought a serial killer.
Leonski’s two focuses were getting drunk and showing off, and assaulting – and eventually murdering – women
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