A notorious crime that’s been called “the O. J. Simpson drama of its time”
In this episode
The story of Walter Collins started as a missing child case but quickly evolved into a media frenzy. This case deals with a boy’s disappearance, the corruption and abuse of power at the hands of the LAPD, an imposter, and the unearthing of Gordon Northcott – a heinous child abuser, child abductor, and serial killer.
At the centre of this whirlwind is Christine Collins – the grieving but incredibly determined mother of the missing Walter Collins.
Around the same time the imposter was discovered, the LAPD learned of a case coming to light about 50 miles east of L.A. A serial killer named Gordon Stewart Northcott was discovered in Wineville, California. He had been kidnapping, sexually abusing, and murdering young boys on his chicken ranch.
In Part 2, we dive into the life and crimes and Gordon Northcott before wrapping up Christine Collins’ story.
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