In Cold Blood Symbols & Objects

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Shotgun

Agent Nye finds a shotgun with carvings on the grip at the home of Dick Hickock’s parents while investigating the claims by Floyd Wells that Dick Hickock planned to rob the Clutter family. This shotgun later was assumed to be the murder weapon.

Rope

Dick and Perry stopped at a store on the way to Holcomb to buy rope which would be used to tie up the Clutter family. This rope was later found in the Clutter home and remnants found buried in a place indicated in Perry Smith’s confession. This rope was used in the trial against Dick and Perry.

Tape

Dick and Perry brought both tape and rope to the home of the Clutter family on the night they murdered them.

Radio

After the Clutter murder, the housekeeper, Mrs. Helm, indicated to police that a radio was missing from Kenyon’s room...

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