Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Police Captain Ralph Davis (far left) with Rose Marie Heddens (wife of Harley Heddens), Clara Fournelle (Rose's sister), and her husband Leo Fournelle. The three were held as material witnesses in the case against Harley Heddens, accused of performing an illegal abortion leading to the death of Ruth Attaway. Rose Maire Heddens was later charged with her husband. The four are seated at table strewn with papers. Captain Davis holds a "Daily Police Bulletin," while Heddens and the Fournelles attempt to hide their faces from the camera. Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Girl Death Quiz Opens: Grand Jury to Investigate "Doctor's" Activities and Two Men Sought," 21 Aug. 1935: A2. Text from negative sleeve: 1741. Police Capt. Ralph Davis, Rose Marie Heddens, Clara Fournelle, Leo Fournelle, abortion death case, 8/21/35. [Stamped:] Aug 30 1935.
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Criminal investigations--California--Los Angeles Witnesses--California--Los Angeles Abortions--California--Los Angeles Heddens, Rose Marie, b. 1907 or 08 Attaway, Ruth, 1919 or 20-1935 Fournell, Clara, b. 1905 or 06 Fournell, Leo John, 1902-1959 Davis, Ralph N., 1899-1962