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Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping

On May 24, 1935, George H. Weyerhaeuser (b. 1926), age 9, was kidnapped off the street in Tacoma, Washington, in broad daylight. His captors mailed a note to the Weyerhaeuser family, demanding $200,00...

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Whitehall Murder, Part 1

In 1926, local newspapers were awash in one of the largest regional scandals of that era. Letitia Whitehall, a 14-year-old girl who lived near Kirkland, was brutally raped and murdered: Her body was f...

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Whitehall Murder, Part 2

Letitia Whitehall, a 14-year-old girl from Kirkland, was murdered on Halloween Eve, 1926, on her way home from the dentist. For the next three months, the local police and the Sheriff's office were st...

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Wild Man of the Wynoochee

A year and a half after killing two teenage boys on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and then disappearing into the deeply forested Wynoochee Valley (in southern Grays Harbor County), John Tornow -- a ...

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