American Experience

The Perfect Crime Chapter 1

Clip: Season 28 Episode 5 | 8m 52s

On the morning of May 22, 1924, the body of 14-year-old Bobby Franks was found in a culvert outside of Chicago. A pair of glasses found at the crime scene would lead police to an unlikely suspect. "The Perfect Crime" premieres February 9 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 02/09/16

Rating: NR

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