crimes and consequences

The Tragic Infamy of Marion Parker

marion parker
Marion, Margorie and their mother

On December 17, 1927, twelve-year-old Marion Parker was inadvertently handed over to a kidnapper by naive school employees.   What started out as a kidnapping for ransom turned into what the Los Angeles Times deemed “The Case of the Century.” The kidnapper eventually returned Marion to her parents…in pieces. This is the unfortunate story of the kidnapping and murder of Marion Parker.