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Murder in 1979 The case occurred in Suffolk County, Long Island, a sprawling county on the eastern end of Long Island. The investigation of the case—or reinvestigation as it would turn out—supposedly started in mid-January of 1979 when an anonymous female called the Suffolk County Homicide Squad and asked a simple question. ” the caller asked a detective. She did not offer any details, wouldn’t identify herself, and then hung up. The woman called again on January 19, and told cops that she once dated a man named Rudolph Hoff.
Sam Sheppard case, which occurred in a little village near Cleveland, Ohio, in the mid-fifties. It had a couple of things in common with the MacDonald case. It involved the murder of Sheppard’s wife and it was years and years before a final determination of guilt was decided by a court. Illicit sex is often an ingredient in murder, particularly infamous murder, and the case we call “Seduced to Murder,” where twenty-two-year-old Pamela Smart beguiled and sexually bedazzled a fifteen-year-old boy into murdering her husband, has that in spades.
The detail that grabbed him was the method of murder. Leonard was aware that it was just like the method of assault in 1970 in Lindenhurst by a man named Rudolph Hoff, a six foot two inch muscular carpenter/cabinet maker, on a woman named Eugenia Sullivan. One doctor who examined Sullivan said that it was the most vicious assault he had seen in thirty years as a doctor. Hoff has taken his very large fist and part of his forearm and driven it in and out of the woman’s vaginal canal, macerating the flesh, damaging her cervix, causing her to lose seven of the eight pints of blood in her body, and taking sixty stitches to close.