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Title
Murder suspect Fred Stettler, Captain Bert Wallis, and Det. Lt. Miles Ledletter, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
February 21, 1936
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
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Three men stand before a doorway. From left to right: Gottfried "Fred" Stettler, Captain Bert Wallis, Detective Lieutenant Ledbetter.Det. Lt. Ledbetter holds the murder weapon in his hand.
This photograph is possibly related to the article, “Dual Killing Quiz Grows,” Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 1936: 9
25-year-old Swiss chauffeur Gottfried "Fred" Stettler is being held in suspicion of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Dorothea Barbour. Stettler was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of burglary, and one count of arson. The victims were found partially cremated in bed with their skulls smashed.
Text from negative sleeve: Text from negative sleeve: 3841 ---- Fred Stettler, Capt Bert Wallis, Det Lt Ledbetter, clock murder case 2-21-36 [stamped:] [illegible date]
Handwritten on negative: L 2 R, Fred Stettler, Capt Bert Wallis, Det Lt Ledbetter 2/21/36
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_12889
ark:/21198/zz002hn04w
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Criminal investigations--California--Los Angeles
Chauffeurs--California--Los Angeles
Detectives--California--Los Angeles
Ledbetter, Miles, 1893-1972
Stettler, Gottfried, b. 1911
Wallis, Bert, 1880-1959
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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