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By James L. Neibaur

On December 17, 1927 in l. a., twelve yr previous Marion Parker, daughter of a popular banker, was once known as to the varsity place of work the place a stranger advised her that her father have been in an coincidence and that she needs to go away with him immediately. Fewer than forty eight hours later, she used to be lifeless.

What all started as a sad, yet another way usual, kidnapping became out to be a surprising homicide through one of many period’s such a lot twisted killers, William Edward Hickman. James L. Neibaur takes a step into heritage, depicting how this abduction was once quickly classified the “crime of the century” and sparked a metamorphosis within the nation’s consciousness to such circumstances. With a media-driven national manhunt, one of many largest and so much wide-ranging in California historical past, after which a determined test at sparing the killer’s lifestyles with the strange madness plea, this notorious case left the kidnapping and homicide of Marion Parker to be etched into Nineteen Twenties popular culture.

The homicide of Marion Parker delivered to gentle the unthinkable truth of kid abduction. Neibaur resourcefully weaves jointly the occasions surrounding the crime within the context of the modern tradition and attitudes of the overdue Twenties, overlaying the influence of the media’s first involvement in a legal justice case, and the way the renowned notions of the glamorized ‘20s have been overwhelmed by means of this usual family’s chilling reality.

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Butterfly in the Rain: The 1927 Abduction and Murder of Marion Parker

On December 17, 1927 in la, twelve yr outdated Marion Parker, daughter of a admired banker, was once known as to the varsity workplace the place a stranger instructed her that her father were in an coincidence and that she needs to depart with him without delay. Fewer than forty eight hours later, she was once lifeless. What begun as a sad, yet differently traditional, kidnapping became out to be a stunning homicide via one of many period’s so much twisted killers, William Edward Hickman.

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