Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Ethel Broderick, Bellevue Arms apartment manager, seated, wearing a hat and overcoat. Broderick was probably photographed during the trial of William Edward Hickman, who confessed to the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927. Ethel Broderick is noted in the Los Angeles Times article, "Hickman Believed in Seattle; Bill Passed: Parker Girl Murder Suspect Arrest Expected to be Made Any Hour; Photograph Identified," 22 Dec. 1927: 1. Hickman held the girl at an apartment he rented in Broderick's building. Hickman was sentenced to death after a 13-day trial. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928. Handwritten on negative: Ethel Broderick Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward.
b&w nitrate negative
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles Homicides--California--Los Angeles Witnesses--California--Los Angeles Broderick, Ethel Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928 Parker, Marion, 1915-1927