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Marion Parker, kidnapped and murdered by William Hickman, Los Angeles, photo circa 1925
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1925
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
12-year-old Marion was lured from school when she was told that her father Perry M. Parker had been injured. She was kidnapped by William Hickman, who kept her hostage in his apartment before he killed her and mutilated the body because of what he described as an ungovernable impulse to murder. Hickman was tracked down in Washington after spending some of the marked bills he had taken from Perry Parker as ransom money.
Photograph appears with the article, "Ghastly Crime Shocked Nation," Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct 1928: 2.
Marion stands on a grassy lawn looking off to her right.
Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William kidnapping
Text from newspaper caption: Slayer and Victim William Edward Hickman, in three poses, and Marion Parker, whose murder he expiated on the gallows.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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