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Title
Chief investigator George Contreras, seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for kidnapper and murderer William Edward Hickman, Los Angeles, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
George Contreras, chief of the Los Angeles District Attorney's investigating staff, photographed seated in a biplane on his way to Oregon during the hunt for William Edward Hickman, wanted for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker.
Contreras accompanied the first contingent of law enforcement officers headed north, following the trail of William Edward Hickman, wanted for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Hickman was captured on December 22, 1927 in Echo, Oregon, after an eight-day manhunt. He was extradited three days later. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Hickman was tried and sentenced to death for the Parker murder. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Hickman Indicted: Jury Rushes Aid to Extradition," 23 Dec. 1927: 1.
Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward. Murder.
Handwritten on negative: Geo Contreras
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_10468
ark:/21198/zz002hbfg9
Subject
Law enforcement officers--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Contreras, George, 1888-1945
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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