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Changeling -- Part VI

November 2, 2008 |  6:53 am

Los Angeles Times file photo

In going through the photographs from the Gordon Northcott case, I'm struck by how different Northcott looks from one image to another. Sometimes he appears  thoughtful, even bookish. In others, he looks quite demonic. In the undated picture above, probably taken at San Quentin, he seems sensitive and reflective.
Los Angeles Times file photo

At Kamloops, B.C., Sgt. Fraser of the British Columbia Provincial Police, left, escorts Gordon Northcott to Vancouver after Northcott was captured in Vernon, B.C.. The Times published this photo Sept. 23, 1928.
Los Angeles Times file photos

Here, he looks like a young writer.

And here, he looks demonic.
Los Angeles Times file photo

C.F. Rayburn, left, and Jack Brown in the drawing room of the Southern Pacific's Owl train as they escort Gordon Northcott to San Quentin, where he was hanged.
1930_1030_northcott_hanged Northcott executed 1930_1030_northcott_hanged_02 "Don't hang me. Don't hang me."