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 Clifford “Cliff” Walker

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Clifford “Cliff” Walker

  • Birth 16 Oct 1934
  • Death 19 Dec 1959 Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 50304110

The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote's true-crime book "In Cold Blood" were exhumed Tuesday in an effort to solve slayings of a Florida family killed weeks later.

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote's true-crime book "In Cold Blood" were exhumed Tuesday in an effort to solve slayings of a Florida family killed weeks later.
Kyle Smith, deputy director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said bone fragments were collected from the skeletal remains of Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were hanged for the murders of Herb and Bonnie Clutter and their children in Holcomb, Kan., on Nov. 15, 1959.
The fragments were collected at the request of a Sarasota County Sheriff's detective, who has been trying to determine whether Hickock and Perry Smith were responsible for the deaths of Cliff and Christine Walker and their two young children on Dec. 19, 1959, in their home in Osprey, about four hours northwest of Miami near Sarasota. Smith and Hickock fled to Florida after the Clutter murders.
Hickock and Perry Smith have been considered suspects in the Walker slayings since 1960, and Kyle Smith said Florida officials have expressed an interest several times over the decades in renewing the investigation. DNA testing now has advanced enough that older material can be analyzed more effectively, he said.


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Gravesite Details Murdered along with wife and two children

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  • Created by: Donna McPherson
  • Added: 27 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50304110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clifford “Cliff” Walker (16 Oct 1934–19 Dec 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50304110, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Donna McPherson (contributor 46906329) .