1922~Nov. 21, 1934
12 yrs. old
The Babes in the Wood murders is a name which has been used in the media to refer to a child murder case in which the bodies of three victims were found concealed in the Pennsylvania woodland. On Nov. 24, 1934, John Clark and Clark Jardine found Norma Sedgewick, 12, Dewilla Noakes, 10, and Cordelia Noakes, 8, under a blanket in the woods along Pennsylvania route 233, Centerville Rd. The girls were suffocated, presumably by their father and stepfather Elmo Noakes. The next day, Elmo shot himself and his niece Winifred Pierce with a .22 rifle.