Don Smith

Then & Now: Jail Governor suicide made to appear as murder in 1938

Then & Now: Jail Governor suicide made to appear as murder in 1938

It was a Macabre Ending: A ten day investigation, headed by the chief of police, concluded that Cornwall Jail Governor Ralph A. Cook, for some unknown reason, arranged his own May 7/8, 1938 alleged suicide to appear as a murder. The chief of police stated: “Had it not been for the existence of strong motives for suicide, […]