Robert Emanuel “Bobby” Franks


Robert Emanuel “Bobby” Franks Famous memorial

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 May 1924 (aged 14)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 4578 View Source

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.


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  • Added: 20 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4578
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Emanuel “Bobby” Franks (19 Sep 1909–22 May 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4578, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .