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This is not… Sara “Sally” Hallett

The woman pictured in this post is often thought to be Sara “Sally” Taylor Hallett, Ed Kemper’s last victim and his mother’s best friend. It’s not true. This woman is in fact Georgia Tann, a social worker who turned child trafficker. She operated the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tann used the unlicensed home as a front for her black market baby adoption scheme from the 1920s until a state investigation into numerous instances of adoption fraud being perpetrated by her closed the institution in 1950. Tann died of cancer before the investigation made its findings public. 

Read more about her story here and here.