Who killed little Buddy Schumacher? Considering advances in technology, is it possible the case could be solved at this point, nearly 95 years later?
These questions, as well as many others revolving around the 1925 disappearance and murder of an 8-year-old Wisconsin boy, are addressed in a newly released podcast.
I was interviewed on my book, “Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher” in June by true crime enthusiast Erik Rivenes, who does a podcast based in Minneapolis called “Most Notorious.” The book, published in 2012 by The History Press, is the true story of an 8-year-old boy who went missing in 1925 and the investigation into his disappearance and killing.
Click here to listen to the podcast.
I grew up in a house that the boy’s parents lived in from 1927 to 1969. Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher moved into the home about two years after their son died. My dad bought the house from Art Schumacher, and I spent my formative years there.
Erik is the author of the Detective Harm Queen historical mystery series, including “The Big Mitt” and “Ill-Fame.” Most recently, his first nonfiction book was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, called “Dirty Doc Ames and the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis.”