Category Archives: Vorhes Newton

Murder in Montara: Babes in the Woods Case: THE END

When the trial of alleged murderer Vorhes Newton opened at the Redwood City courthouse in October 1946, the heinous crime had slipped from the front pages of the newspapers. Short summaries of the Newton murders—Vorhes was accused of killing his … Continue reading

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Murder in Montara: Babes in the Woods Case, Part VII

In October 1946, several months after Lorraine Newton’s daughters were brutally slain in a remote Montara canyon, the young 21-year-old mother, herself a victim who survived the attacks, sat in the Redwood City office of Assistant District Attorney Fred Wycoff. … Continue reading

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Montara Murder: Babes in the Woods Case 1946: Part V

Murder in Montara: The Babes in the Woods Case 1946; Part V There was a lot of back-and-forth over where Vorhes Newton’s arraignment would take place in the summer of 1946. Who knows how they finally worked it out but … Continue reading

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Murder in Montara (1946): Babes in the Woods Case: Part IV

Whether the San Mateo County District Attorney would press for the death penalty in the Vorhes Newton case was not yet known. Newton’s was a heinous crime, the killer of his two little children who were left to die on … Continue reading

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"Babes in the Woods Case" Murder in Montara: Part III

In the summer of 1946 the lifeless bodies of two little girls were found near a bed of wild lilies bordering the Havis Flower Nursery in Wagner Canyon in Montara. Despite severe skull injuries, the children’s mother, 21-year-old Lorraine Newton, … Continue reading

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Murder in Montara: Part II

In the summer of 1946 the bodies of two dead children, 7 months and about two-years-old, were discovered partly buried beneath a blanket of leaves in remote Wagner Canyon in Montara. The children’s mother, 21-year-old Lorraine Newton, was found a … Continue reading

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1946: Murder in Montara: Part I

Warning: If you don’t like gruesome murders, please don’t read this true story. WW II was over, and it was the early summer of 1946, a time to feel happy to be alive. John Kyne, well known oldtimer in Moss … Continue reading

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