Janet M. Barrie, pictured here in 1928 or 1929, is the focus of a police investigation into the discovery of the mummified remains of two infants in a trunk in the basement of a MacArthur Park apartment complex. The purse and fox stole she is wearing in the photo were found in the trunk. Barrie died in 1988.
Los Angeles police Thursday said they’re learning more about two mummified infants discovered in a trunk in a MacArthur Park basement last month. Police believe the remains are from the 1930s.
At LAPD headquarters, Detective Fabian Lizarraga stands next to a blown up photo of a pretty woman in her 20s. She is posing alongside a 1928 Dodge roadster, dressed in a stylish hat and a fur stole.
“We believe it was 1928 or 1929 the picture was taken," he said.
Police have identified the woman as Janet M. Barrie. The purse that she is holding and the fox boa that’s around her shoulders were found in a trunk that contained the mummified remains of a new born and a fetus wrapped in 1930s-era newspapers. The trunk was found in the basement of a MacArthur Park apartment complex last month.