Elsie Abbott

 

 

Age: 100

 

Summary: California woman whose son was convicted in the 1955 slaying of 14-year-old schoolgirl Stephanie Bryan who staunchly and vocally defended her son, campaigning to find some way to show he was innocent, despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence, who continued in her efforts to clear her son's name long after he was executed in 1957, even pursuing DNA testing in the 1990's, and whose story was told in two books A Trail of Corn: A True Mystery by Keith Walker and Shallow Grave in Trinity County by Harry Farrell.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 24, 1903

 

Died: April 26, 2004

 

Location: Paris, Tennessee