Line of automobiles on Gordon Stewart Northcott's chicken coop ranch in Riverside, California, where an investigation was in place in search of evidence and/or bodily remains of his murder victims. 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.
Men gather outside of automobile in the Mojave Desert looking for evidence and/or bodily remains of the children murdered by Gordon Stewart Northcott on his chicken coop farm in Riverside, California. They are looking into what appears to be an oil barrel.
Similar photographs of the Northcott investigation appear in a photo spread titled: "Paradoxical Situations Complicate Task of Investigators in Butcher Farm Quest: Principals and Scenes in Butcher Farm Investigation," Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 1928: A3