The ‘Brownout Strangler’: how a smiling psychopath terrorised wartime Melbourne

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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.

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Leonski’s two focuses were getting drunk and showing off, and assaulting – and eventually murdering – women

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