Luetgert lived in Chicago with his wife, Louise. However the 250 pound man was such a ladies man he had a bed in his sausage factory. In May of 1897 his brother in law went to the police to report his sister missing. The police were suspicious because Luetgert had raised quite a commotion a while back when his dog disappeared, so they searched his sausage factory. Sure enough, they found human bone fragments and Louise's wedding ring in one of the vats. Chicago citizens were fearful of their sausage. Louise was believed to be part of it. Circumstantial evidence led to him being imprisoned for life.