Rare photo of Jane Bielawski and her doll “Missy”. Following the suspicious deaths of some of her playmates in a NY tenement, police attempted to interview Jane.
The young girl went crazy, accused her doll of the murders, & threw the doll out of her 5th floor apartment window while screaming, “Bad dolly! Naughty dolly!” Jane was taken to Bloomingdale Asylum to be treated for hysteria. She never left the institution, dying an old woman in 1968. What happened to the doll remains a mystery.