Wauwatosa Patch online – Oct. 2, 2012

Article posted on Patch.com’s Wauwatosa page. See in here.

Wauwatosa native Paul Hoffman will discuss his recently published book “Murder in Wauwatosa” The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher.”

Hoffman’s first book recounts the events surrounding the disappearance of an 8-year-old Wauwatosa boy who was missing for seven weeks in 1925. The boy’s body was eventually found seven weeks later about a mile away near what is today Hansen Golf Course in Wauwatosa.

The book, published by The History Press, looks at the twists and turns in the investigation, possible perpetrators, the state of many social factors of the time as well as some of the good that eventually came out of this tragedy.

Hoffman was born in Madison and raised in Wauwatosa, where his father purchased a house sold to him by Buddy’s father, Art Schumacher, on Hillcrest Drive. Hoffman is a graduate of Wauwatosa East High School and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

He has spent nearly 30 years in the field of journalism, starting as a sportswriter at the Milwaukee Sentinel. For the past 12 years, he has been the special publications editor at the Daily Journal, located in Franklin, Ind. He is a resident of Columbus, Ind., is
married and has a son, three daughters and two stepdaughters.

The book has generated much interest in the Milwaukee area, including interviews on WUWM radio and WITI Fox-6 TV. Since the book was released in June, he has also done book signings and/or talks at the Wauwatosa Public Library, Milwaukee Artists Resource Network and three central Indiana locations. He is also booked at the Wauwatosa Senior Center for March 2013.

Books will be available for purchase.

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