On his chicken farm in California, Gordon Northcott kept 20+ boys in the chicken coops, sexually abusing them. Northcott also killed 3 young boys as well as a Mexican youth who is only known as “the headless Mexican”. Partial remains were found on the farm of the bodies, though much of the bodies were not found as they were likely burned in the desert. Northcott was charged with the murder of over 5 boys, and hung on October 2, 1930. The 2008 film Changeling is based on these murders.