The Pittsburgh Press (March 13, 1944)
Another Bluebeard reported in France
By the United Press
Paris police have discovered a gruesome villa where a modern Bluebeard killed at least 25 women, dismembered them and disposed of their bodies in a limepit in the courtyard, the German DNB Agency reported today.
The villa was reported to have been inhabited by the killer for two years, during which time he apparently enticed his victims to the house. The figure of 25 victims was established from sets of women’s clothing found in the house.
DNB said the villa had been rented by a mysterious Dr. Marcel Petiot, who has disappeared.