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Find Grimes Girls - Neg.

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-0790
Run Time
0h 5m 2s
Date Produced
January 1957
Unedited news footage at the scene of the discovery of the bodies of Barbara (15) and Patricia Grimes (12), victims of a still-unsolved double murder. The girls' bodies were discovered alongside a deserted road in Willow Springs on January 22, 1957. Their disappearance initiated one of the largest missing persons investigations in the history of Chicago.

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As heavy snow falls, a detective is interviewed about the discovery of the bodies. He says he believes they were deposited several days before they were found. Detectives and photographers gather around the girls' naked bodies, which have been thrown on the side of the road. They are carried into a police vehicle labeled "Southwest." Footage of Cook County police officers lacing up their snow boots to investigate the wooded area. They search for evidence around fences and bleachers at Santa Fe Park.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Willow Springs (represents)