Chief investigator George Contreras, seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for kidnapper and murderer William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1927
- Chief investigator George Contreras, seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for kidnapper and murderer William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1927
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Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Contreras accompanied the first contingent of law enforcement officers headed north, following the trail of William Edward Hickman, wanted for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured on December 22, 1927 in Echo, Oregon, after an eight-day manhunt. He was extradited three days later. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Hickman was tried and sentenced to death for the Parker murder. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
George Contreras, chief of the Los Angeles District Attorney's investigating staff, photographed seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for William Edward Hickman, wanted for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Hickman Indicted: Jury Rushes Aid to Extradition," 23 Dec. 1927: 1.
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cellulose nitrate film
Law enforcement officers--California--Los Angeles
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
Contreras, George, 1888-1945
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
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- still image
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