CRIME: Three Little Girls

It was Saturday in suburban Inglewood, a few miles from Los Angeles. Little Jeanette Stephens, 8, Melba Everett, 9, and Madeline Everett, 7, started off with sandwiches for a picnic in the park as countless children in countless cities have done on countless Saturdays. As afternoon wore on and they did not return, their mothers grew uneasy. When suppertime had come and gone, Mrs. Stephens sent her little boy Garth, 7, to the park to look for them. An hour later the parents called the police. Shortly after midnight a community search...

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