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On this day……….18th of May 1942

Gladys Hosking, 40, was the third and final victim, murdered by Edward Joseph Leonski an United States Army soldier stationed in Melbourne. Hoskings while walking home from work at the Chemistry Library at Melbourne University. A witness said that, on the night of the killing, a disheveled American man had approached her asking for directions, seemingly out of breath and covered with mud. This description matched the individual Pauline Thompson was seen with on the night of her murder, as well as the descriptions given by several women who had survived recent attacks.

ON THIS DAY – May 9, 1942

MELBOURNE

A MELBOURNE MURDER

Police inquiring Into the murder of Mrs. Pauline Thompson are being assisted by American army authorities. Endeavors are being made to trace an American soldier who was seen in her company for three hours on Friday night in a hotel not far from where the body was found. Detectives may have to undertake the colossal task of checking the movements of all Americans on leave that night.

On this day……….18th of May 1942

Gladys Hosking, 40, was the third and final victim, murdered by Edward Joseph Leonski an United States Army soldier stationed in Melbourne. Hoskings while walking home from work at the Chemistry Library at Melbourne University. A witness said that, on the night of the killing, a disheveled American man had approached her asking for directions, seemingly out of breath and covered with mud. This description matched the individual Pauline Thompson was seen with on the night of her murder, as well as the descriptions given by several women who had survived recent attacks.

ON THIS DAY – May 9, 1942

MELBOURNE

A MELBOURNE MURDER

Police inquiring Into the murder of Mrs. Pauline Thompson are being assisted by American army authorities. Endeavors are being made to trace an American soldier who was seen in her company for three hours on Friday night in a hotel not far from where the body was found. Detectives may have to undertake the colossal task of checking the movements of all Americans on leave that night.