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This week in history: The Chillingworth murders

On June 15, 1955, two henchmen hired by Judge Joseph Peel Jr. forced Palm Beach Circuit Judge Curtis Eugene Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie from their seaside Manalapan bungalow and took them 2 miles out to sea where they were bound and tossed overboard. Their bodies were never found.

Read more about the murder that’s considered by many to be the local crime of the century here.

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Posted in Flashback blog June 11, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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  1. J. Ryals Dempsey Jun 12th 2012

    This is interesting as I think I went to school with two judges’ sons: I attended Conniston Jr. High from 1955-1958. I remember knowing (although not well) a Charlie Chillingworth and a James Knott in 1955. I was in the 7th grade.

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