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The Mystery of the Gardener's Daughter

Sunday, April 14, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Lake Forest High School, 1285 N McKinley Road

Nearly 200 people became members of the jury in one of the most sensational murder trials of the early twentieth century. In 1916, the unexplained death of a Lake Forest girl pushed even the Great War off the nation's front pages. Was William Orpet, the boyfriend of Marian Lambert, guilty or innocent? By a margin of around 40 votes, the jury found him not guilty, mirroring the original verdict in 1916.

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Thank you to the following sponsors of this event:

The Walden Sponsorship - $500
Hill & Stone Insurance Agency
Knauz Auto Group
Lesser, Lutrey, McGlynn & Howe, LLP - Attorneys at Law
Northern Trust Company
Wenban Funeral Home, Ltd.

The Kuppenheimer Sponsorship - $250
Griffith, Grant and Lackie Realtors
James Anderson Company
Lake Effect Holdings, LLC