Body of Ruth Mercado Killed by Harvey Murray Glatman
Original caption: Photo By Killer. San Diego, California: This photo, showing bound and gagged Los Angeles model Ruth Mercado lying in the desert, was offered in evidence at trial here Dec. 17th as having been taken by Harvey M. Glatman after he had kidnapped the woman last July. Glatman was sentenced to death after admitting that he lured Miss Mercado and two other women into the desert where he raped them and forced them to pose for nude photographs before murdering them. Glatman, who has posed as a professional glamour photographer, was captured when he attempted a fourth kidnapping.
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