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Robert Emanuel "Bobby" Franks
Birth: Sep. 19, 1909
Death: May 22, 1924
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Murder Victim. The son of a wealthy Chicago, Illinois businessman, he was 14 years old when he was kidnapped and murdered by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in May 1924. The pair had perpetrated the crime for the thrill of it and as example to themselves of their intellectual superiority experimentation. The crime drew national attention, especially after the pair were defended by attorney Clarence Darrow. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Franks (1855 - 1928)
 
 Siblings:
  Josephine Franks Glaser Lederer (1906 - 2007)*
  Jack Morris Franks (1908 - 1938)*
  Robert Emanuel Franks (1909 - 1924)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Murdered, suffocation
 
Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 21, 1999
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