Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Re-photographed image of Perry M. Parker, father of 12-year-old kidnap and murder victim Marion Parker. Partial text from newspaper caption: Group saddened by Abduction of School Pupil... Right - Perry M. Parker, father of the missing girl. [One of three photos with title: "Grief-Stricken Parents Feverishly Await News of Lost Child," Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 1927: A8] Marion Parker was kidnapped from her school by William Edward Hickman on December 15, 1927. Her remains were retrieved by her father two days later - just moments after exchanging $1500 in ransom for Marion whom he presumed was still alive. Hickman was tried in January of 1928 and sentenced to death. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928. Handwritten on negative: [Top:] Parker case [left side:] Perry M Parker Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward. Murderer.
b&w nitrate negative
Homicides--California--Los Angeles Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles Parker, Marion, 1915-1927 Parker, Perry Marion, 1879-1944 Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928