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Saturday Speaker Series
September 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Who dunnit? Local historian investigates 97-year-old murder mystery
The Redmond Historical Society kicks off its Fall ’23 Saturday Speaker Series September 9th, 10:30 am, at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse. The program, “Letitia Whitehall Murder: A 97-Year-Old Cold Case,” will be followed by a Q&A.
Program Description: On October 30, 1926, Letitia Whitehall, a former Redmond school girl went missing in Kirkland. Two weeks later, she was found in the Sammamish River near the Slough Bridge in Kenmore. She had been murdered. Local historian Tom Hitzroth has spent 26 years investigating this incident, which became one of the more famous crimes in the county. Through interviews with family members, others who knew her, newspaper clippings, inquest and investigator documents, court records, and as well as other supporting documentation, Tom will present the facts as he knows them of this cold case.
Tom Hitzroth is a master storyteller. Join us for a fascinating program about the tragic slaying of a young girl that made the front pages of the newspapers for six months.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00 AM.
Topic: Letitia Whitehall Murder: A 97-Year-Old Cold Case
Location: Live in person at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA 98052.
Note: Recordings of these programs will be available on our YouTube channel, following in-person programs, when permitted by speakers. Registration is not required.
Masking: Recommended but not required.
Cost: Free to RHS members, suggested donation $5 for non-members. No registration required.