The Sloan Family walking through the Crocodile Farm on July 19, 1990
Dr. Helen Marjorie Sloan walks with her grandchildren, Shamema, Jessica and Michael, through the Crocodile Farm in Thailand, south of Bangkok. The date, as can be seen, is July 19, 1990. The crocodiles are in the tanks to the right and left.
Dr. Helen Marjorie Sloan walks with her grandchildren, Shamema, Jessica and Michael, through the Crocodile Farm in Thailand
There is a great tragedy in this photo, however, because, on the very next day, Dr. Sloan became ill, perhaps because of exhaustion due to her long day at the Crocodile Farm, and had to be hospitalized in the Bangkok General Hospital. Six weeks later, on September 3, 1990, her youngest son, Creighton Wesley Sloan, had her kidnapped out of her hospital room by Boonchoo Yensabai, a professional kidnapper, and taken to America, where she has been locked up ever since. Charles and Shelby Roberts, friends of Creighton Wesley Sloan, then hired the same Boonchoo Yensabai, who had Shamema kidnapped on October 7, 1990. Neither Dr. Marjorie Sloan nor Shamema Sloan have ever been recovered from the kidnappers. My mother is still being held prisoner in Aiken, South Carolina.
In 1995, more than 4000 crocodiles escaped from the Crocodile Farm, causing great loss. Most of them were eventually rounded up and returned to the Crocodile Farm.
The Crocodile Farm is located near Chonburi, half way between Bangkok and Pattaya. Here is one of my most notable persons from Chonburi.
For another photo of my mother, see: Dr. Marjorie Jacobson
Here is The Bangkok Nation article.
Music in the background is Crocodile Rock by Elton John.
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