Updated: Nov 17, 2022
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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
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.