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"The babes in the woods" 1934 murder-suicide... "Baby Face" Nelson...



Item # 655475

November 25, 1934

THE CHENANGO TELEGRAPH, Norwich, New York, November 30, 1934

* "3 Babes in the Woods" - murders
* Carlisle, Pennsylvania - with photos
* Baby Face Nelson kills a U.S. agent


The front page has the dramatic: "Bodies Of Three Girls Found In Mountain Woods" and "Clues in 'Babes in Wood' Deaths". Also one column headlines that include: "GIRLS' DEATH IS CAUSED BY SUFFOCATION" and more. This tells of the "Babes in the Wood" murders near Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania.
The front page also has the report: "U.S. AGENT IS SHOT TO DEATH BY BABY FACE," with subhead: "HOLLIS IS SLAIN INSTANTLY - COLEY DIES EARLY WEDNESDAY," with additional coverage on an inside page.
Other news and advertisements of the day.
Complete in 6 pages, minor margin wear, otherwise in very good condition.

wikipedia notes: On November 24, 1934, three young girls were found dead, wrapped in a blanket, in the woods of South Mountain between Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania, and Huntsdale, Pennsylvania, in the US. The three girls were twelve-year old Norma Sedgwick, and her two half-sisters Cordelia and Dewilla Noakes. The girls were killed by Elmo Noakes (Norma's stepfather and Cordelia and Dewilla's father) and his niece and lover, Winifred Pierce. Noakes later killed Pierce and himself in a murder-suicide. It is believed that Elmo Noakes suffocated his children because he did not want to see them starve.

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