The Face of Death

The Face of Death

Notorious gangster John Dillinger's death mask goes on public display.
(WAND)  He was ruthless and one of the most feared mobsters of all time.

"John Dillinger was the most famous criminal in the way he was shot," Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation treasurer Heinz Mueller says..

Now part of Dillinger's history will be on display this weekend in Springfield, Illinois.

"At that time, to prove who you were, they would make a mask of the person.  That was the only way to prove that he was dead to a lot of people," Mueller adds.

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