7.25.2014

DETROIT PURPLES JOHNNY REID AND EDDIE FLETCHER


Purple Gang Lieutenant Eddie Fletcher (right) Height - 5 ft 2 and 3/4 inch, Eyes - hazel, Hair - dark brown, Complexion- dark Information from: vault.fbi.gov/Purple Picture from: Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang by Daniel Waugh

Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid was a Purple gang liquor distributor who moved to Detroit from St. Louis. He was murdered in 1926 during an underworld feud. In March of 1927 the Purple Gang killer Reid's assassin during the Milaflores massacre. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff


Purple Gang lieutenant Eddie Fletcher. Fletcher's real name was Eddie Fleischacker. From: Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang by Daniel Waugh


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