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Nationality  American
Name  Helen Clevenger
Home town  New York City

Helen Clevenger Helen Clevenger 1917 1936 Find A Grave Memorial
Born  November 4, 1917 (1917-11-04) Washington, D.C.
Died  July 16, 1936, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Education  New York University, DeWitt Clinton High School

Helen Clevenger (died July 16, 1936) was an American college student murdered in Asheville, North Carolina on July 16, 1936.

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Early life and education

Clevenger graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. She continued her education at New York University.

Death and afterward

Helen Clevenger was in Asheville, North Carolina visiting her uncle, W.L. Clevenger, a professor at North Carolina State College. In the early morning hours of July 16, 1936, she was shot and beaten in her room at the Battery Park Hotel.

The local police interviewed many witnesses and possible suspects in the killing before finally arresting hotel hallboy Martin Moore. Moore claimed that he was beaten by detectives into giving a written confession when he was really innocent. Moore was executed in the gas chamber in Raleigh, North Carolina on 11 December 1936.

It is said that Helen Clevenger haunts where she was killed, the Battery Park Hotel, now Battery Park Apartments.

References

Helen Clevenger Wikipedia


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