2. Letter Of Evil
After the murder of Grace Budd, Fish wrote an anonymous letter to her mother describing in disturbing detail how he had murdered the young girl:
I took her to an empty house in Westchester I had already picked out. When we got there, I told her to remain outside. She picked wild flowers. I went upstairs and stripped all my clothes off. I knew if I did not I would get her blood on them. When all was ready I went to the window and called her. Then I hid in a closet until she was in the room. When she saw me all naked she began to cry and tried to run down stairs. I grabbed her and she said she would tell her mama.
The letter was so twisted that it was believed at first to be a sick prank. However, Fish had left a clue. On the envelope were the letters N.Y.P.C.B.A., which stood for the New York Private Chauffeur’s Benevolent Association. The letter was traced to an old rooming house where Fish had checked out only days before. When he returned to the address, the police were finally able to make an arrest and end his reign of terror.