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 Brooke Leopold Hart

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Brooke Leopold Hart

Birth
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Death 9 Nov 1933 (aged 22)
Alameda, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Poinsettia Corridor, Crypt #217
Memorial ID 8564062 View Source
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Kidnapping and Murder Victim. He was kidnapped and held for $40,000 ransom. His family owned the Hart Department Store in San Jose, California. A massive manhunt led conclusively to Thomas Harold Thurmond. After six hours of interrogation, he named his accomplice, John M. Holmes. They fessed up to murdering Brooke with a piece of concrete, and indicated where they had dropped the body into the San Francisco Bay. The body was found seventeen days later. Outraged by the crime, a group of vigilantes stormed the San Jose jail and hanged the two criminals in the town square as thousands watched.

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  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 27 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8564062
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8564062/brooke-leopold-hart : accessed ), memorial page for Brooke Leopold Hart (11 Jun 1911–9 Nov 1933), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8564062, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .