publication date: Saturday, February 7, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)
clue: Some children come home different after college or military service. Hers came home different from DeKalb.
explanation: Collins's nine-year-old son disappeared in 1928, and the DeKalb, Illinois boy claiming to be hers was a fraud. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Lori Lancaster, Sarah Kyle, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, and Vicki Moore
trivia: Collins's story was made into the film Changeling, nominated for several Oscars in 2009.
|This goo was part of Oscars Week 2009.|