Author to discuss book at Woodland Cemetery

The cover of ‘Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders’

The cover of ‘Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders’

DAYTON — In the early 1900s, a string of heinous crimes took place in the town of Dayton. Five young girls were raped and brutally killed.

In an era when women lacked rights and esteem in society, the victims were blamed and overlooked by police. Sadly, the crimes went unsolved, and the perpetrator was never brought to justice.

In ‘Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders,’ author and researcher Brian Forschner reopens a century-old case and goes on a quest for truth.

‘Cold Serial’ is a narrative non-fiction that reads with as much intrigue and suspense as a mystery novel. Riveting and fast-paced, this true crime book will appeal to thrill lovers and history buffs alike. With a mission to solve a long since cold case and bring justice to the victims, the twists and turns and cold hard facts keep readers on the edge of their seats dying to know what really happened way back then. By telling these women’s stories, ‘Cold Serial’ brings justice to victims of the past and lays the groundwork for understanding social issues facing women today.

Forschner will discuss his book and how he came to write about these unsolved murders in Dayton on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum located at 118 Woodland Ave. in Dayton. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. To RSVP or for more information, contact Debra Mescher at 937-228-3221 or [email protected]

For more information about Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum and their history, programs, events and tours, visit their webpage at; find them on Facebook at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum; or call 937-228-3221.

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, celebrating 175 years in 2016, sits in the heart of downtown Dayton on over 200 verdant acres of rolling hills. This historic cemetery, founded in 1841, welcomes thousands of visitors who tour the grounds each year to visit the grave sites of Inventors of Flight, Wilbur and Orville Wright; poet Paul Laurence Dunbar; Matilda and Levi Stanley, Queen and King of the Gypsies; writer Erma Bombeck; inventor Charles F. Kettering; and entrepreneurs John H. Patterson (NCR); George P. Huffman (Huffy Bicycles); and George Mead (Mead Paper Co.).

The cover of ‘Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders’ cover of ‘Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders’
Forschner reopens case about unsolved Dayton murders

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Reach Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum at (937) 228-3221.