- Suicide notes found on the body of A. R. Driskell, grandfather of Welby Hunt, accomplice with William Edward Hickman in the murder of pharmacist C. Ivy Toms. The handwriting was not analyzed when Driskell took his life (May 25, 1927), but his relationship to Hunt and Hickman brought his death into question during the C. Ivy Toms murder investigation and trial (1927-1928). Both Welby Hunt and William Hickman are referenced in the notes. Initial handwriting comparisons suggested that not all the notes were written by Driskell. An investigation led by George Contreras, chief investigator for the District Attorney's office, concluded that the death was a suicide.
- [1927 or 1928]
- Resource Type:
- still image
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
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