Massacre Evidence


After the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre on February, 14, 1929, one of the nation’s foremost forensic scientists, Dr. Calvin Goddard, was hired to examine the ballistic evidence. Goddard compared the bullets collected from the crime scene with test bullets fired by a range of firearms. He eventually found that the .45-caliber bullets from the crime scene matched two Thompson submachine guns confiscated at the rural Michigan home of a notorious Mob hitman. Some of the ballistic evidence collected from the Massacre scene is on display here.