In Cold Blood

In Depth on the Investigator Alvin Dewey

General Knowledge

  • Born September 10, 1912 - Died November 6, 1987
  • In Kingman County, Kansas
  • Married to Marie Louise Bellocq
  • Two children (Alvin the 3rd and Paul)
  • Worked for Garden City Police Department
  • Turned investigator in 1951

During the Cutter Murders

  • Friend of Herb and Bonnie Clutter.
  • Sacrificed physical and mental health for the six weeks during the investigation.
  • As portrayed in the novel, we learn the mixed emotions through the search, arrest, and trial of the two killers.
  • Troubled over the fact "how two individuals could reach the same degree of rage...[that] it took to commit such a crime."


Work Cited

"Alvin Dewey Dies; Investigated Killings Depicted by Capote." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 Nov. 1987. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
"GCPD - Alvin A. Dewey." GCPD - Alvin A. Dewey. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
"GCPD - Pictures of Alvin A. Dewey." GCPD - Pictures of Alvin A. Dewey. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
"Payback." The Clutter Family Killings: Cold Blood — — Crime Library on TruTV.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

Friday, Nov. 15th, 12:15am

Oak Ave

Holcomb, KS

Anniversary of the Clutter Murders


4th Period Cheethas

Nathan Allbriton, Alex Berumen, Austin Bowman, Zoe Doll