Chief of Detectives Desmond Solves Cooper Killing


     On Thursday, January 23, 1902, St. Louis awakened to the news millionaire A. Deane Cooper was found murdered in the Vista Bathhouse at Franklin Avenue and North Grand Boulevard.  Cooper owned residential real estate and other assets valued at 2 million dollars.  Cooper aspired to be the biggest property owner in St. Louis.  He may have accomplished the feat

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