The Horrifying Murder of Marion Parker

She was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school in 1927, her dead body laid at her father’s feet

Left to right: Marion Parker, Her mother Geraldine, her twin sister Marjorie. Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California; 18 Dec 1927, Sun • Page 51

Los Angeles of the 1920s was no stranger to crime. The city of Angels had long ago lost its innocence. But in December of 1927, the gruesome murder of Marion Parker would rattle even the most hardened Angelino to the core.