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The Witch of Delray: Detroit’s Infamous Mystery

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Karen Dybis, Author, Reporter and Historian

Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rumrunners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city’s soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression
began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the boardinghouse of Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Rose
and her son Bill were convicted of the brutal killing and suspected in a dozen more. Their cries of innocence went unheeded — until one lawyer, determined to seek justice took on the case. Author Karen Dybis follows the twists and turns of this shocking story, revealing the truth of Detroit’s own Hex Woman. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares- Max Broock Realtors. 

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