On May 25, 1928, Albert Fish read an ad in the paper that was posted by a young man named Edward Budd…and then he decided that he would murder Budd. Fish, by then an accomplished rapist and murderer, visited Budd’s family under the pretense of offering the man a job. But when he met his 10-year-old sister, Grace, Fish decided to change his intended victim.
The following is the letter that Fish sent anonymously to Grace Budd’s mother after killing and eating the little girl. This is the document that eventually led to the murderer’s arrest.