On June 14, 1955 at around 10 p.m. Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie left a party in West Palm Beach, Florida and headed for their home in Manalapan. Evidence concludes that they went to bed that home that night but, when Judge Chillingworth failed to appear at a 10 a.m. meeting the next day, people knew something was amiss. It would take five years for the police to finally figure out exactly what happened to the Chillingworth’s.
It was 1955, the minimum wage was 75¢ an hour and Brooklyn Dodgers were the World Series Champs. A woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama sparking the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. Here are some more facts about 1955 and the Chillingworths that you might not know about.
More on A Crime To Remember.
More Chillingworth facts.