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Mystery Surrounding Judge's Disappearance CH-1 Vol. 12 #219

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1922
Run Time
0h 1m 52s
Date Produced
Telenews newsreel covering the mysterious disappearance of Judge William Lynn Parkinson, federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Parkinson disappeared on October 26, 1959 under mysterious circumstances while returning to his apartment from his Chicago judicial office. He disappeared in the immediate area of Lake Michigan; his hat, sunglasses and umbrella were later found on the lake shore. His body was found six months later on April 24, 1960, in the water one half mile from where he disappeared and was positively identified. An inquest on May 2, 1960, indicated his death was under mysterious circumstances and did not rule out either natural death or foul play.
Exterior shot of the United States Court of Appeals. Shots of Parkinson's portrait and his empty office. A colleague who saw Parkinson shortly before his disappearance is interviewed, and he indicates that Parkinson had seemed tired but not ill. Exterior shot of The Drake Hotel.
Main Credits
Telenews (Firm) (is production company)
Related Place
Chicago (depicts)