This photograph, cropped, appears with Los Angeles Time article, August 6, 1931, Widows at Clark Trial Say Husbands Unarmed, Relicts of Murdered Pair Tell Their Stories, Testimony Deals Blow to Defense; Suspect Remanded to Jail; Other Witnesses Heard
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.
Gordon Stewart Northcott and his mother Louisa were accused of kidnapping, abusing & murdering 4 boys on their chicken ranch in Riverside County. Louisa confessed to killing one boy; Walter Collins and was sentenced to life in prison. Gordon was tried and convicted on 3 counts for murdering Louis & Nelson Winslow & an unidentified Latino boy. He was executed by hanging on October 2, 1930.