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September 7, 2013

50 years ago, Boston Strangler struck in Salem

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After the pair was picked up by Hudson police, Moran and another Salem officer drove to New York to pick them up.

Although he worked the case hard, Moran was never able to charge the Lynn man with Corbin’s murder.

But he never believed DeSalvo did it. There were too many inconsistencies in DeSalvo’s story, he said.

“I never questioned DeSalvo and I made requests to ...,” Moran said. “Of course, DeSalvo went and confessed to all of the cases and how he got in. I never, ever bought him on any of them.”

There was a lot of public pressure, he said, to end the hysteria and the headlines.

“That’s what I feel,” said Moran. “The attorney general (Edward Brooke) wanted to wrap the thing up.”

Moran also feels the evidence he found on the fire escape trumped any other evidence and even DeSalvo’s confession.

“The doughnut was a better (clue),” he said.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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