Legacy of Horror!
Murphy Anderson drew this horror story for DC Comics' Sensation Mystery #113, dated Jan.-Feb. 1953. In the pre-Code era DC didn't wander too far into horror comics territory, but they did at least dip their big toe in the fetid swamp. DC emphasized mystery and not gore (even though there is a "decapitation" panel in this story) and there is a non-supernatural explanation for the goings-on. It's an absurd plot that wraps up with a spooky last panel.
The Grand Comics Database says Sy Barry is the inker. I admire the moody splash page; it sets the mood perfectly.