Name: Mrs. Lash
Number of Appearances: 1
Note: murdered wife of district attorney
Mrs. Lash was the wife of crusading district attorney George Lash. According to George Lash's friend, Police Chief Watson (panel 3, page 5 in "Metropolis's Most Savage Racketeers"), George Lash had "been trying to persuade his wife to give him a divorce for several years, but they couldn't come compromise on a mutually satisfactory property settlement."
George Lash and his wife were so estranged from each other that they didn't even live together. George stayed in an apartment in downtown Metropolis while his wife lived in their home in a more surburban-like neighborhood.
Evil racketeer Nick Norton murdered George Lash's wife and tried to frame George himself for the crime. The investigation into the murder of Mrs. Lash was a central focus of much of this story, but Mrs. Lash herself was only seen in a single panel. Her body can be glimpsed in the background lying on the floor of her home in panel 5 on page 5.
George Lash was jailed for killing Mrs. Lash. All evidence at the crime scene pointed to him. Fortunately Superman was able to trick the real killer, Nick Norton, into confessing to the crime. George Lash had been going after Norton and his racketeering colleagues. Norton had hoped to derail the government's investigation into their criminal activities by framing the chief prosecutor for murder.