Category Archives: Interesting record discoveries

Wanted Again

This is the third and final installment in our series on Wanted Posters featuring couples. As you may recall, we came across the Wanted Posters in the County Attorney’s correspondence. Harold Wallace, the Salt Lake County Attorney in the 1930s … Continue reading

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West Valley City, 1969

Some interesting photographs were discovered while processing records received from Salt Lake County Planning and Development.  They show a few roads in West Valley City as they used to look 48 years ago. Below, the photographer is facing west along … Continue reading

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Ben and Stella Mae, Part Two

Since Ben and Stella had a head start they were able to get away, but the authorities had more to go on after the second robbery than the first. This time they also got a bigger take – over $47,000. … Continue reading

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Wanted: Bennie and Stella Mae

As we mentioned in an earlier post, we came across a folder of FBI wanted posters in the correspondence of the County Attorney and were especially interested in the posters featuring wanted couples. We wrote about the Birds; now we turn … Continue reading

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Wanted

While processing the Salt Lake County Attorney’s correspondence, 1933-1982, we came across a file folder full of FBI wanted posters. The County Attorney was on the FBI’s mailing list and received and saved wanted posters during the 1930s. While all … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Desperate Criminal: The Conclusion

McVey routinely applied for mitigation of his sentence, and was routinely denied. In August 1918, while one such application was under consideration, McVey escaped from prison. McVey and another prisoner, Abdula Ali, walked away from work outside the prison walls. … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Desperate Criminal: Installment Five

While McVey was in prison within a year of murdering Sandercock, it was several more years before the law finally caught up with Burns, and with very different results. Authorities in Colorado arrested Burns while he was trying to break … Continue reading

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