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FLORIDA : 1950's MISSING PERSON CASE

Posted by mja--inc--investigations on July 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM

 

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Marjorie Croude McKinley Chillingworth


56 year old White Female : Went Missing on 6-14-1955 from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida..


http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2122dffl.html


Chillingworth was last seen with her husband Judge Curtis Chillingworth at a dinner in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 14, 1955...


They left the dinner about 22.00, for their Manapalan home...


They had hired a carpenter to come the morning of June 15 to build a playground for the grandchildren..


The carpenter arrived at 8.00. The door was open & the home was empty...


Chillingworth didn't show up for a 10.00 hearing at the courthouse in West Palm Beach...


Police found a shattered porch light--drops of blood on the walkway to the beach & two used spools of adhesive tape--one in the sand & one in the living room....


The keys were still in the ignition of Chillingworth's Plymouth...


An extensive search turned up no clues..

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In 1957, Curtis and Marjorie Chillingworth were declared dead..


Judge Joseph Peel was the city's only municipal judge...


Peel was protecting bolita operators and moonshiners..


In 1953 he represented both sides in a divorce...


His superior, Chillingworth, gave him only a reprimand with the warning that this was his last chance...


In June 1955, with Judge Chillingworth possibly about to end Peel's career over the non-divorce fiasco Peel had been in a panic..


Lucky Holzapfel & accomplice Bobby Lincoln pleade Guilty to the Murders on that night of 6-14-1955..


Lucky pulled a pistol from under his shirt & forced the Judge & his wife into the boat...


After the boat drifted for about an hour the couple were thrown overboard with lead weights strapped to their legs...


On December 12 Lucky pleaded guilty to both murders and was sent to Death Row...


On March 30, 1961 Judge Joseph Peel was found guilty of accessory to murder...


He received two life sentences..


The accomplice to the murder Bobby Lincoln, finished his federal prison term in Michigan in 1962..


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