H.H. Holmes Linked to the Death of a Child
H.H. Holmes hadn’t been convicted of any type of murder at this point in his life, but strange, tragic things were happening all around him – and each time they did, he skipped town. When Holmes fled New York and moved to Philly, he started working at Norristown State Hospital. Out of the blue, he quit after just a few days.
Holmes began a more permanent position at a drugstore, a career path he would further explore in Chicago. While he was working there, a boy mysteriously died from taking medicine purchased from the pharmacy. Again, Holmes denied any involvement and skipped town and pursued a rather sinister new business opportunity.