Three men stand next to a 1920s era automobile parked on the street in front of the Bellevue Arms apartments, 1170 Bellevue Avenue, where William Edward Hickman, confessed kidnapper and murderer, rented an apartment (No. 315).
View of a man, wearing and overcoat and hat, sits in the passenger seat of an early 1920s Ford coup. He appears to be dusting a large, four-sided object for fingerprints. An artist's brush can be seen in his right hand. A second man, wearing a uniform, visor cap and leather gloves, stands outside of the car, holding the door open with one hand. A tool box sits near the rear tire (viewed at lower left). Nearly a dozen men stand in the background, watching as events unfold. Also seen in the background is a billboard printed with the words, "Season's Greetings."
Marion Parker was kidnapped for ransom on December 15, 1927 by William Edward Hickman. Two days later, Marion's remains were found by her father, Perry Parker, on the lawn of 432 S. Manhattan Place- just moments after exchanging $1500 for Marion, whom he presumed to be alive. Hickman was ultimately tried and sentenced to death for the crime. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.