Albert Fish bibliography

Albert H. Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer and cannibal. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria and the Brooklyn Vampire.
  • New York Times; June 5, 1928; New York, New Jersey and Long Island police were notified yesterday to be on the lookout for a man calling himself Frank Howard, about 58 years old, and Grace Budd, 10 years old, with whom he disappeared ... 
  • New York Times; June 6, 1928; Tips Fail To Trace Kidnapped Girl of 10; Telephoned Information Vainly Followed in City-Wide Hunt for 'Gentleman Farmer.' The search for Grace Budd, 10 years old, and the man calling himself Frank Howard, who is alleged to have kidnapped her Sunday from her home at 406 West Fifteenth Street, resulted last night in the arrest of Joseph Sowley, 59 years old, of 86 Eighth Avenue.
  • New York Times; June 7, 1928; NEW JERSEY HUNTS FOR MISSING GIRL, 10; Search Extended After Message to Grace Budd's Mother Says Child and Man Were Seen. DEATH HINT ON POSTAL CARD. Police Investigate Note Mailed in West 102d Street. Traces Are Sought Near Girl's Home. Search for Grace Budd, 10 years old, who disappeared Sunday afternoon from her home at 406 West Fifteenth Street in the company of a man known to the police as Frank Howard of Farmingdale, L.I.
  • New York Times; June 8, 1928; DEATH HINT SPURS HUNT FOR BUDD GIRL; Police Follow Clues in Yonkers, on Long Island and in Manhattan but Fail Get FLOOD OF MESSAGES. Penciled Scrawl About "Funeral" Interests Searchers. Parents Cling to Idea of Ransom. Flood of Messages. Parents Visit Rogues' Gallery. Spurred on by a letter containing an implied death threat for the child they sought, detectives followed yesterday without tangible result half a dozen lines of investigation in their search for Grace Budd, 10 years old.
  • New York Times; June 9, 1928; ASK CANADA POLICE TO AID HUNT FOR GIRL; Authorities Here Broadcast Photographs of Grace Budd, Missing for Six Days. MOTHER BELIEVES HER DEAD Detectives Hold Belief, However, That Child Will Be Returned. Search in Two States Goes On. The police in Canada, were asked yesterday to aid in the search for Grace Budd, 10 years old, who disappeared Sunday afternoon from her home, 406 West Fifteenth Street, in... 
  • New York Times; June 10, 1928; KIDNAPPER AND GIRL HUNTED IN HARLEM; Police Comb District on Tip by Cheese Peddler for Home of Grace Budd's Abductor. MOTHER YIELDS TO DESPAIR. Circulars With Description of Pair Mailed Throughout Country. Crank Letters Pour In. Detectives searched the vicinity of 104th Street and Third Avenue all day yesterday for Grace Budd, 10 years old, and the man known as Frank Howard of Farmingdale, L.I., who is alleged to have kidnapped her last Sunday from her home, 406 West Fifteenth Street. The hunt was brought about by a telephone message that the missing pair had been seen in that part of the city.
  • New York Times; June 11, 1928; KIDNAPPER BAFFLES HUNT FOR BUDD GIRL; Detectives Unable to Find Trace of Child, 10, or Man Who Took Her From Home. PARENTS BELIEVE HER SLAIN Mother Again Scans Rogues' Gallery Pictures Without Finding Clue to "Frank Howard, Farmer." Detectives searching for Grace Budd, the 10-year-old girl alleged to have been kidnapped on the afternoon of June 3 from her home at 406 West Fifteenth Street by a man known as Frank Howard of Farmingdale, L.I., admitted yesterday they were baffled. 
  • New York Times; June 15, 1928; LETTER GIVES CLUE IN BUDD GIRL HUNT. Note Mailed at 132 Fourth Avenue Declares Child Is Safe and Happy in New Home. POLICE BELIEVE IT GENUINE Detectives Think Message Initialed 'J.F.H.' Was Written by Man Accused in Kidnapping. A letter supposedly written by the abductor of Grace Budd, 10 years old, of 406 West Fifteenth Street, for whom the police have been searching since June 3, was turned over to detectives yesterday by the mother of the missing girl, and started a new hunt in which several post office inspectors took part.
  • New York Times; July 7, 1928; HOPE REVIVED IN BUDD CASE; Picture of Kidnapper, Frank Howard, Obtained by Police. Hope for the safe return to her home of Grace Budd, 10 years old, who was abducted June 3 by a man who had described himself as Frank Howard of Farmingdale, L.I., was ... 
  • New York Times; August 2, 1928; CASE OF BUDD GIRL SOLVED, POLICE SAY; Grand Jury Gets Evidence in Kidnapping on June 4 and Quick Indictment Is Due. HOWARD BELIEVED FOUND Man Who Took Child Away Is Said to Be in Mid-West. Detective View Is That She Is Safe. With the presentation of evidence to the Grand Jury yesterday, officials of the District Attorney's office and detectives said they had solved the mystery of the kidnapping of Grace Budd, 10 years old, from her home, 406 West Fifteenth Street on ...
  • New York Times; August 5, 1928; 'DR. CORTHELL' SOUGHT AS BUDD KIDNAPPER; Abductor Suspect Believed to Be Ex-Convict--Gave His Name as Frank Howard. A man known as Dr. Albert E. Corthell is being sought in connection with the kidnapping of Grace Budd, 10 years old, from her home at 406 West Fifteenth Street, detectives of the West Twentieth Street station said last night.
  • New York Times; November 12, 1928; Grace Budd Clue Fails. Girl Found With Man in Elmira Is Not One Kidnapped Here. 
  • New York Times; March 30, 1930; PAPER CLUE TO GIRL KIDNAPPED IN 1928; Grace Budd's Mother Identifies Daughter's Writing on Newspaper Wrapper. NAVY DESERTER NAMED. Detectives Hurry to Portsmouth (N.H.) When Tab Shows Journal Was Originally Sent There. Find Address on Paper. Many Fake Letters Sent. Two detectives went to Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday to investigate a clue which may solve the kidnapping two years ago of 10-year-old Grace Budd who was lured away from her home, 406 West Fifteenth Street, by an elderly man.
  • New York Times; September 5, 1930; MAN, 67, SEIZED HERE AS BUDD KIDNAPPER; Wife Accuses Caretaker as Abductor Who Vanished With Girl Two Years Ago. TWO OTHERS IDENTIFY HIM. Mother of Child and Woman Who Saw Departure Point Him Out as Guilty Man. FATE OF VICTIM IN DOUBT. Detectives Vainly Hunt Clues in Home of Accused and Houses Where He Was Employed. The kidnapping of 10-year-old Grace Budd, a mystery that has baffled the police for more than two years since the girl was lured from her parents' home at 406 West Seventieth Street on June 3, 1928, was believed to have been solved yesterday, detectives said, with the first actual arrest on the kidnapping charge. 
  • New York Times; September 6, 1930; POLICE DOUBT GUILT OF BUDD SUSPECT; Point Out That He Is the Fifth to Be Identified by Same Women as Kidnapper. WIFE'S CHARGE DISCOUNTED Caretaker, 87, Will Be Freed at Hearing on Wednesday Unless New Evidence Is Found. Suspect's Story Checked. Challenges Wife's Statement. Suspect Once in Asylum. The police were no longer convinced late yesterday that Charles Edward Pope, 66-year-old apartment house superintendent, who was arrested Thursday when his estranged wife accused him of kidnapping 10-year-old Grace Budd two years ago, should stand trial.
  • New York Times; December 3, 1930; Suspect is Seized in Budd Kidnapping; Detectives Ordered to St. Louis to Bring Back Dr. Corthell, Long Sought for Questioning. Await Extradition Action. Prisoner Denies Abduction Charge but Admits Being Here in 1928 When Girl Vanished. Denies Kidnapping Charge. But Suspect Admits Being Here the Summer the Budd Girl Vanished. Detectives King and Meagher of the Missing Persons Bureau have been ordered to St. Louis to bring back Dr. Edward Corthell, alias Frank Howard, believed to have been the kidnapper of Grace Budd, who ... 
  • New York Times; December 9, 1930; BUDD PARENTS FACE KIDNAPPER SUSPECT; Both Declare Man Seized in St. Louis May Be Abductor of Girl Two Years Ago. PRISONER RECANTS STORY Now Denles He Was Graduated From Harvard and Practiced Medicine. Albert Edward Corthell, suspect in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Grace Budd on June 3, 1928, was confronted by the parents of the missing girl at Police Headquarters yesterday, following his return here from St. Louis on Sunday in the custody of Detective Jerry Maher.
  • New York Times; December 22, 1930, Monday; FACES TRIAL TODAY IN BUDD KIDNAPPING; C.E. Pope Accused in Disappearance of Child From Her Home on June 3, 1928. DEFENSE SEES "FRAME-UP". Counsel Says He Has a Letter by Mother Denying Prisoner is Man Who Took Girl Away. Charles Edward Pope, who has spent the last 108 days in jail after his arrest in connection with the disappearance of Grace Budd, 10 years old, who was last seen at her parents' home, 406 West Fifteenth Street, on June 3, 1928, will go on trial today before Judge Allen in General Sessions on a charge of kidnapping the missing girl. 
  • New York Times; December 24, 1930; JANITOR ACQUITTED IN BUDD KIDNAPPING; Court Orders Freeing of C.E. Pope After Three of Four Witnesses Deny He Is the Man. MOTHER OF GIRL RECANTS. Says She Was Convinced by Wife of Prisoner, Who Is Only One to Tell Story Reflecting on Him. Charles E. Pope, 60 years old, the former tenement janitor and farmer who was indicted last September for the kidnapping of 10-year-old Grace Budd from her home at 406 West Fifteenth Street on June 3, 1928, was acquitted by direction of Judge Allen in General Sessions yesterday afternoon. 
  • New York Times; March 26, 1931; Brother of Budd Girl Held. 
  • New York Times; June 15, 1934; CLUE TO BUDD GIRL PROVES A MIRAGE; Mother's Hopes Again Dashed as Young Woman in Picture Identifies Herself. HAD POSED WITH SAILORS. Goes to Police When She Finds She Has Been 'Recognized' as Kidnap Victim. Hope that her daughter, missing six years, might be found through a newspaper photograph, ended last night for Mrs. Delia Budd as she was clearing the dinner dishes in her top-floor flat at 135 West Twenty-fourth Street.
  • New York Times; December 14, 1934; Budd Girl's Body Found; Killed by Painter in 1928; Slayer, Trapped After Sending Letters to Family, Admits Abducting Child, 10. Leads Way to Westchester Grave. Budd Girl's Body Found; Killed by Painter in 1928; Slayer, Trapped After Sending Letters to Family, Admits Abducting Child, 10. Leads Way to Westchester Grave. The mystery of the disappearance six years ago of Grace Budd, 10 years old, was solved last night.
  • New York Times; December 15, 1934, Saturday; Police Try To Link Budd Girl's Slayer To 3 Other Crimes; Fish Questioned On O'Connor, Collings And Gaffney Cases. He Denies Part In Them. Westchester To Try Him Transfer Of Prisoner To That County Now Pending. Child's Skeleton Is Unearthed. Police Try To Link Slayer To 3 Crimes. Albert H. Fish, 65-year-old house painter who confessed that he had kidnapped and slain Grace Budd in 1928, will be surrendered to Westchester County for trial on murder charges as soon as the evidence against him is completed, it was announced yesterday.
  • New York Times; December 15, 1934; Ex-Wife Unconcerned.
  • New York Times; December 16, 1934; Ex-Wife Doubts His Sanity.
  • New York Times; December 17, 1934; FISH DENIES GUILT IN GAFFNEY CRIME; Worked Within 7 Blocks When Boy Vanished, but He Insists He Knows Nothing of Case. CHILDREN WILL FACE HIM. Grace Budd's Slayer Suspected on Several Other Scores. Girl's Dentist Not Yet Found. Albert H. Fish, house painter who confessed last week to the kidnapping and murder of Grace Budd in 1928, has been placed within seven blocks of the neighborhood in which William Gaffney, 4-year-old Brooklyn boy, disappeared in February, 1927, detectives announced yesterday.
  • New York Times; December 20, 1934; WOMAN AIDED TRAP FOR BUDD SUSPECT; Recipient of Fish's Letters Put Federal Men on Trail That Led to Identification. Albert H. Fish, confessed kidnapper and murderer of Grace Budd, it developed yesterday, was about to fall into a net spread for him by post office operatives when the city police stepped in last Friday and captured him.
  • New York Times; December 26, 1934, Wednesday; Child Slayer Request for Pen Is Rejected by Jailers.
  • New York Times; December 27, 1934, Thursday; Nothing Is Learned to Link Budd Suspect With Nassau Slaying.
  • New York Times; December 28, 1934, Friday; Two Alienists Report Alleged Budd Slayer Has Some Abnormalities. White Plains, New York; December 27, 1934. Two alienists reported today to Walter A. Ferris, District Attorney elect of Westchester County, that Albert Fish, 64 years old, held in the county jail for the murder of Grace Budd, is legally sane.
  • New York Times; January 8, 1935; Attorney for Admitted Slayer of Grace Budd Asks for a Lunacy Commission. White Plains, New York, January 7, 1935. Albert Fish, 64 years old, a mild-mannered house painter, pleaded not guilty, on grounds of insanity, in Supreme Court today to a first-degree murder indictment charging him with slaying Grace Budd in the town of Greenburgh, New York six years ago. The girl was 10 years old.
  • Washington Post; January 8, 1935; Fish Pleads Not Guilty To Murder of Budd Girl.
  • New York Times; February 24, 1935; Single Slaying Revealed. Anatomists Find No Others Killed With Grace Budd.
  • New York Times; March 13, 1935; White Plains, New York; March 12, 1935; The parents of 10-year-old Grace Budd identified Albert Fish today as the man they saw with their child on the day she disappeared. Fish is on trial here for the murder of the girl.
  • Washington Post; March 16, 1935; White Plains, New York, March 15, 1935. Tears dripped from the pale blue eyes of shriveled Albert Howard Fish, accused of the brutal slaying of 10-year-old Grace Budd, as his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude de Marco, helping defense attempts to prove him a sadistic maniac, broke down and sobbed on the witness stand today. 
  • New York Times; March 26, 1935; Fish is Sentenced; Admits New Crimes; Death in Electric Chair Fixed for Week of April 29, 1935. Move to Set Aside Verdict Denied. White Plains, New York, March 25, 1935. As Albert H. Fish was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing, Westchester authorities revealed today that he had confessed to a series of other crimes in various parts of the country.
  • New York Times; January 17, 1936; Albert Fish, 65, Pays Penalty at Sing Sing. Bronx Negro Also Is Put to Death. Ossining, New York, January 16, 1936. Albert Fish, 65 years old, of 55 East 128th Street, Manhattan, a housepainter who murdered Grace Budd, 6, after attacking her in a Westchester farmhouse in 1928, was put to death tonight in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison.