[Photograph 2012.201.B0338B.0166]

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Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Mary Karns, 1427 S Lenora, was discovered bloody and battered, lying in a weed-filled ditch 2-1/2 miles east of Moore. She had been scalped from eyebrow to the nape of her neck. Cleveland County Attorney Hez Bussey identified the suspects as Louis Jay Ford, 17, and Richard Rhett Bell, 17. The brutal scalping of the 23-year-old Del City waitress was May 26."

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Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. July 1, 1959.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 12 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0338B.0166]
  • Added Title: Found Near Death

Description

Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Mary Karns, 1427 S Lenora, was discovered bloody and battered, lying in a weed-filled ditch 2-1/2 miles east of Moore. She had been scalped from eyebrow to the nape of her neck. Cleveland County Attorney Hez Bussey identified the suspects as Louis Jay Ford, 17, and Richard Rhett Bell, 17. The brutal scalping of the 23-year-old Del City waitress was May 26."

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PublishDate: T-07-01-59

Credit: Oklahoma Times

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  • "Found Near Death", Oklahoma Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1, 1959

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • July 1, 1959

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  • Sept. 23, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

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[Photograph 2012.201.B0338B.0166], photograph, July 1, 1959; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc389107/: accessed January 17, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.