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10-03-1928

Boy aged 9 missing month after headless body found near Wineville

In February, the decapitated body of an unidentified teenager shot through the heart was found dumped in a ditch. Then on this date in 1928, nine-year-old Walter Collins went missing on his way to a movie. The boy had been kidnapped by Gordon Northcott and his mother. Gordon tied the boy to a bed and tortured him for a week. Gordon’s mother, Sarah, finally dispatched Walter with an axe. But another two boys, brothers, would go missing before the culprits were found... Read the full Gordon Northcott Wineville Chicken Murders Crime File