(Daily News) Early Thursday morning the 26th of February 1931, a passerby found Gordon’s strangled corpse dumped off Mosholu Ave. in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
By noon, earthquakes were rocking every police precinct in the city and the whole town was ducking for cover. Had she been silenced? Suddenly the late Vivian Gordon was, as the Daily News put it, “the center of the seething fires of graft, bribery, shakedowns and judicial corruption” – the city’s most sensational homicide victim since Herman Rosenthal, the Broadway gambler shot down in Times Square in 1912, shortly before he was to tell a grand jury everything he knew about bad cops.
“Probably she really could have blown the daylights out of a whole hell of a lot of things.”
October 13, 2009 by honey.badger