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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes On October 3, 1953, Marion Piper, who had been hitchhiking to Bakersfield, was picked up by John Richard Jensen, a mental patient parolee. Piper was kidnapped, shot, and buried in a shallow grave by Jensen who had previously been found guilty of the 1939 murder of his La Crescenta playmate and spent several years in an insane asylum. Piper managed to crawl his way to Sandberg Lodge where he was found by the Stevens family, owners of the resort. Photograph caption dated January 17, 1955 reads, "Marion Piper, left, receives jubilant welcome from Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stevens and their son, Wayne, 13, as he returns to visit Sandberg Lodge near Gorman where family took him in after he was kidnaped [sic] and critically wounded by mental patient parolee."; See images #00137749 through #00137750 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00137749 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d045_f32_i22 CARL0005681437 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/67757
Sandberg Lodge (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Reunions--California--Los Angeles County Victims of violent crimes--California--Los Angeles County Families--California--Los Angeles County Dogs--California--Los Angeles County Handshaking--California--Los Angeles County Mountain resorts--California--Los Angeles County Mountains--California, Southern Los Angeles County (Calif.) Night photographs Valley Times Collection photographs