Police forensic chemist Ray Pinker and Detective Miles Ledbetter examine evidence in the murder of Celia Holmes, Los Angeles, 1935
- Police forensic chemist Ray Pinker and Detective Miles Ledbetter examine evidence in the murder of Celia Holmes, Los Angeles, 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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- [January 21, 1935]
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Related to the article, "NEW DRAMA IN SLAYING: Victim's Father Faces Suspect: Parent of Mrs. Holmes Cites Suspicion and Gets Reply From Son-in-Law," Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan 1935: 3.
Police forensic chemist Ray Pinker (left) and Detective Miles Ledbetter examine a couch in the investigation into the murder of Celia Holmes, whose bullet-ridden body was found in a Hollywood ravine.
For nearly 40 years Ray (Raymond H.) Pinker worked for the Los Angeles Police Scientific Investigation Division, the first police forensic lab in the country. The Dragnet character "Raymond Pinker" was named after him. He worked on numerous famous cases, including the Black Dahlia case.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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