10.12.2010

a simple photograph


There is a photograph from the day of the murder.

Oddly enough the Sanders had arranged to have a photographer present after the church service to take a family portrait. Prior to the family members being posed, the photographer took a photograph of the house’s roof-line including the kitchen roof and the window of Lucy Liza. The family had hired not just a fine photographer, but one of the newly formed Southern Artists of the Fotographique.

The artistic photograph of the window and roof line was very likely taken while the killer was in the room with the girl and may have been taken at the moment of her killing. Even though it seems to be a very simple photograph, it has now become a valuable piece of evidence in a murder trial as well as a valuable artifact for several auction houses.

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