For today's mystery, we take you back in time a bit...to March 9, 1929. A laundryman by the name of Isidor Fink was in his laundry in New York City.
At approximately 10:30 pm, a neighbor heard screams. He tracked down a police officer and they headed straight for the laundry. They found all of the windows and doors locked from the inside.
|5th Avenue, NYC, 1920s|
There was a transom, but they couldn't fit through it. Only a small child could squeeze into the space. They found a young boy who crawled in and let them in. This is a transom:
Once inside, they found Isidor dead from three gunshot wounds. Yet there was no gun. Very little time had passed since the neighbor had heard the scream.
Nothing had been stolen, so robbery was ruled out. Fink was known to be a careful man who never opened the door to strangers. The only fingerprints found in the room were Isidor's.
The case was never solved. Not only was there no motive, detectives couldn't figure out how anyone had committed the crime and escaped, since the room was sealed from the inside.
Can you solve this mystery?
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