Upper left: Script-style upper-case letter B of woven cotton, on card or envelope reading: K486 2 1/8 In. Solid Cotton, Tico Forms, Padding foundation, Made of same high grade materials used in making embroidery floss, [next phrase obscured: padding over stamping?], Made in desirable styles and sizes, The Intial Company Inc.
Photograph of Western Union telegram, dated 1920 Sep 28 AM 2 41, Chicago, Ill., to Fred Allen, and bill addressed to Alfred W Allen, 425 Central Bldg, for $1.00 for unpaid telegram fee, both attached to board with pins. Fay Sudow's attorney was named Alfred W. Allen, with an office at 485 Central Bldg.
Text reads: Dear Mr. Allen. I received your letter. And have left for Cal. the roads are dreadfully bad and I have broke down here at Plymouth Ill. but I hope to be able to leave here in a couple of days. I will be back just as quick as I possible can get there. I would have sold my car and came back by train. But I would have had to make an oftle sacrifice. As second hand cars dont bring hardly any thing. here. And I didn't want to give my car away. Please put the trial off and I will come just as fast as I possible can. I sure will be glad to get back to Cal. As its getting pretty cold out here and does nothing but rain all the time. Hoping this finds you well. With best wishes. Sincerly, Fay Sudow.
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, December 28, 1920: Lost Black Bag Has No Sudow Clew. The black leather bag lost by Mrs Fay Sudow near Chicago … was sent to Alfred W. Allen, Mrs. Sudow’s attorney, by Fred W Wolf of Chicago, who found it on a road … the bag failed to add to the few meager clews with which the police are trying to solve the slaying. …
Photograph of George Contreras (left), Los Angeles County investigator, holding what appear to be bone fragments, and district attorney Asa Keyes, seated behind a trench in a basement. A shovel with torn fabric draped over it is on the left and a man behind them holds a candle.
Another court document for a C. C. Julian case has a caption identifying it as an exhibit in a case in Judge Doran's court (image ark no. 21198/zz002cv8xp). Proceedings against C. C. Julian in Judge Doran's court are reported in the Los Angeles Times from 1926 through 1928.
Related to the article, "Seek Clew In Girl Branding; Police Hunt Hooded Pair of Mutilators; Fiery Cross Burned Into Flesh of Arm; K.K.K. Warnings Followed by Attack," Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 1926: A10.
Ledger documenting the purchase of sodium arsenate for 10 cents by Elmer M. Archer at the Adams Pharmacy in Santa Monica on January 24, 1926. Archer purchased the poison under the name Joe Jacks. Archer was in love with the newlywed Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt and tried to convince her to poison her new husband, W. H. Bowers.
Howard L. Barlow, in suit and tie, seated at table, with boxes holding sugar bowl, jar, plate, and other items, secured with tape. Labels on items read: R thumb, Chrysler, 1677679, Do Not Handle, Evidence; 1170 Bellevue, L index; Sugar bowl, 1170 Bellevue, L index; 1170 Bellevue, R middle
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).
Howard L. Barlow, in vest and tie, indoors, with car steering wheel detached from car in left hand, magnifying device in right, leaning forward examining center of wheel, with with door at left and wall in background
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.
Northcott was accused of kidnapping, molesting, torturing, and brutally murdering three young boys and aiding in the murder of another in 1928, which his mother admitted to, and she received a life sentence in jail. Northcott was found guilty on all accounts and was executed by hanging on October 2, 1930 at the age of 23.
Gordon Stewart Northcott was accused of kidnapping, molesting, torturing, and brutally murdering three young boys and aiding in the murder of another in 1928, which his mother admitted to. She received a life sentence in jail. Northcott was found guilty on all accounts and was executed by hanging on October 2, 1930 at the age of 23.
For nearly 40 years Ray 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. Robert Seares would later become Pasadena's chief of police.
Note with partial ransom instructions, on 2 pieces of paper, mostly typewritten, partially created with cut-out words and letters, some portions obscured with tape or paper, some words struck out with crayon or pencil, pinned to wooden background, reading: -Leave 5:30. P. M. - continuing through HIGHLAND PARK a nd past SYCAMORE GROVE PARK to AVENUE #43 (forty-three); turning to the left on AVENUE 43 and going up the hill to GRIFFIN AVENUE and turning to the left on car line and following to the end of line. Here you will see the road turns to the right and starts up the winding road to the top of the hill. This is where Montecito Drive starts. Follow this road all the way up the hill. You will notice a retaining wall on the left about 8 feet high, this will follow along all the way to the top on your left hand side. Do not turn off this road. Just follow the winding road all the way. Keeping the wall on your left. Go all the way to the top following the wall all the time. When you arrive upon the hill you will see that the wall continues on for a short distance, but you follow on around the wall and and the end of it At Curve On The Right notice instruction under TILE in under Box. This is the place where you will stop your car and be sure there is no one following you or around there or anyone coming towards you You should act as if you are looking at your tires or something so as to not create suspicion or let anyone know that you are there. You see it is necessary that you are careful of this money so no one else might pick it up first. Otherwise you would be out of the money and the wife too. But you can be careful in placing it. We will try our best to get it. After placing the money then you drive on around the road to the first road turning to the right down the hill. This will take you down the other side of the hill to BROADWAY then you can turn and get back. This is a complete worded map and should be easily followed. We are depending on you to follow it in every detail and move and hope that you understand the seriousness of it all if you do not do as we direct. We have the upper hand at this time and we intend to see that you do as your told. You will be protected in every way if you do as we say and you movements will be a safeguard for your wife if you follow theses instructions. If however we notice any move or word to the contrary, well its just to BAD. AGAIN WE IMPRESS UPON YOU******BE CAREFUL*******. --------******_-------- ----------********------------ YOUR WIFE WILL NOT BE RETURNED -------,?. / IF You have the money marked or the serials taken. You have New bills instead of used ones. You have any other denominations of bills instead of $5,$I0,or $20. You have a dummy package in place of the money. You have anyone with you or around you or following you. You talk of this to anyone. You notify the POLICE or ANYONE. - --------*******------------ ---------*******--------- Your wife, will be held 24 hours to see if you have met these requirements. Remember we are watching your every move and it is very necessary that BE CAREFUL. You might make a move that would seem to you to be O.K. but at the time same it might prove fatal. Be Wise--Be Careful--Walter Fisher Skeele, If Ever There Was a Time to BE CAREFUL, It is NOW! Otherwise
Man in suit, tie, and hat, squatting in hole dug near Montecito Drive, holding string in one hand, pointing with the other toward open box weighted down with rock, reading One Pound Edgemont Butter Crackers
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student, E. H. Van Dorn, and Luella Pearl, were found guilty of the crime.