Tales from the Morgue: June Robles kidnapping series

On April 25, 1934, six-year-old June Robles left Roskruge school to go to her cousin's house, as she normally did after school. She never arrived.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 1

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 1

On April 25, 1934, six-year-old June Robles left Roskruge school to go to her cousin's house, as she normally did after school. She never arrived.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 2

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 2

June Robles, the six-year-old granddaughter of a wealthy Tucson pioneer, had been kidnapped as she left her school. A ransom of $15,000 was demanded for her safe return.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 3

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 3

There were few clues in the kidnapping case of June Robles — at least few that didn't turn out to be false leads. Then came the news that two suspects had been arrested. But where was June?

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 4

Little June Robles had been abducted May 25, 1934. There had still been no sign of her, and precious few clues, when a plea from her father ran in the Star.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 5

Fourteen days after the kidnapping of six-year-old June Robles, her family still had no clue as to her whereabouts.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 6

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 6

Little June Robles was still missing, while her father hoped to make contact with her abductors to negotiate her release.

Tales from the Morgue: Kidnapped, Part 7, conclusion

The Morgue Lady can't possibly do better that the headline splashed across the front page of the Arizona Daily Star, May 14, 1934:

About this blog

Tales from the Morgue is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library - also known as News and Research Services - for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com.

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