near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934, after one of the most colorful and spectacular
manhunts the Nation had seen up to that time.
Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), then called the Bureau of Investigation, became interested in
Barrow and his paramour late in December, 1932, through a singular bit of evidence. A Ford automobile,
which had been stolen in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, was found abandoned near Jackson, Michigan in
September of that year. At Pawhuska, it was learned another Ford car had been abandoned there which had
been stolen in Illinois. A search of this car revealed it had been occupied by a man and a woman, indicated
by abandoned articles therein. In this car was found a prescription bottle, which led Special Agents to a drug
store in Nacogdoches, Texas, where investigation disclosed the woman for whom the prescription had been
filled was Clyde Barrow's aunt.
Further investigation revealed that the woman who obtained the prescription had been visited recently by
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde's brother, L. C. Barrow. It also was learned that these three were
driving a Ford car, identified as the one stolen in Illinois. It was further shown that L. C. Barrow had secured
the empty prescription bottle from a son of the woman who had originally obtained it.
On May 20, 1933, the United States Commissioner at Dallas, Texas, issued a warrant against Clyde Barrow
and Bonnie Parker, charging them with the interstate transportation, from Dallas to Oklahoma, of the
automobile stolen in Illinois. The FBI then started its hunt for this elusive pair.
Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in January, 1930. At the time, Bonnie was... [continues]
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