Killer Ape, published in 1938 in Detective Yarns

“Killer Ape”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: June 1938

Original publication: Detective Yarns

Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Story description: An orangutan escapes into the woods where he is accused of killing a man. But an animal loving reporter locates the ape before the police find and kill him—and solves the murder.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title The Slickers.