Thanks to Zach McNeir for sending me some information on a movie publicist called Sherman Calloway. Sherman was born in 1889 and died at tragically young age of 34 the result of a freak boating accident. Zach’s notes document McNeir as an adroit showman with a clever eye for a publicity stunt.
Legend has it that an unidentified body was purchased illegally from the city morgue and then positioned strategically at the edge of Central Park.
The clamor and outrage resulted in a lengthy police investigation but the true culprits were never named.