Case Number: 5798

Behr, Wm. - Age 43 - Killed in Curran=s Hall fire at 1369 Blue Island Ave. On 4/22/24 Les. Unell and Sam Moore, manufacturers and tenants of the building were held by the Coroner for Murder by Arson See card for dispositions.


Date of Offense April 18, 1924
Date of Death April 18, 1924
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1369 Blue Island
Type of Location Other
Location Description Curran's Hall
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Other murder, felony murder
Characteristics killed in Curran's itall fire
Method of Killing Other
Weapon died in fire
Motive arson
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Curran's Hall
Related to Organized Crime


Name Behr, William
Age 43 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Moore, Sam
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No