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Episode #11: Babes in the Woods - Murdered (1934)

Updated: Nov 18, 2022


Some details and images in this post may be especially disturbing

Three children lying on a blanket holding onto one another as if they were sleeping in the woods...only they weren't sleeping. Who could commit such a heinous crime and why?

Babes in the Woods

Norma Sedgewick, Dewilla Noakes & Cordelia Noakes

Birth:1922/1924/1926 - Death: 11/24/1934

Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Female

Hometown: California

Crime Scene: Unknown. The girls were found lying on a blanket holding onto each other as if they were sleeping in a field near Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

Last Known Location Alive: Philadelphia, PA

Injury Description: Suffocation by external means.

Suspect Description: Unknown

Additional Information: It's believed Elmo Noakes (father) and Winifred Pierce (cousin/niece) were involved in the murder of the girls, but they were found dead outside of Altoona, PA the following day in an apparent murder-suicide.

DNA: Unknown

Fingerprints: Unknown



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