Early to bed, early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and a finder of dead guys. I think that's how it goes. Well anyways, that's how it went for a couple of Ohio fisherman who were going to get an early start eighty-four years ago today.
In the Cleveland suburb of Moreland Hills the previously mentioned
anglers were driving along River Road at about 2:00am when their head
lights shone on the body of one Jack "Kibby" Langman. Kibby had been
tossed into the road a few minutes earlier with two bullets in the back
of his head.
According to police Kibby was a "gunman, gambler and a gangster member
of a notorious east side mob". An Associate of his murdered a local
council man and police thought that maybe Kibby was taken for a ride
because the killer was afraid he was gonna do a little singing that might
cook a few more gooses. Another theory was that he had moved from
gambling into bootlegging. So take your pick.