Annals of Crime #69


Original Caption:

Akron -- Runaway delinquent Ruth Beichler, 17, shows apparent remorse after her capture at Akron several hours after her escape with four other teenagers from the Summit County Detention Home. The girls are accused of murder in the death of Mrs. Eula Bonham, matron at the home whom they found bound and gagged with an ammonia soaked rag. Ruth, captured with a fellow escapee, said she was sorry but added, "We wouldn't have got caught if we'd moved fast." She wears crime-cult pachuco tattoos on her body. (1955)

5 comments:

Christopher said...

high school hellcats..the real thing..

estiv said...

Pachuco? In Akron in 1955? Could this be a case of reporters or police doing a poor job of grasping the jargon of a subculture?

Tempest said...

Pachuco tattoos, Akron (best seen from a rear view mirror), 1955...
Oh there is a story there.

swac said...

I wonder if she lived next door to Chrissie Hynde?

Jeri said...

I'm looking to get information on the photos and info you have for the Eula Bonham murder. I'm writing a book and need to get copies/information - Thanks
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