Clipped From The Indianapolis News
SEARCH KENTUCKY AVE PLACE FOR I. G. KURTZ Police Find Chinese and Cob bler Disappear Same Week. DOUBLE MURDER THEORY Acting on the theory that the dls appearance of Poo Lee. Chinese laundry operator. 47 Kentucky avenue, might have some bearing on the mysterious disappearance of John George Kurtx, who operated a shoe repair shop next door at 51 Kentucky avenue. Police Lieutenant Fred Drinkut and a squad made a thorough search of the building oc cupies oy tne laundry Friday. Appearance of the deserted laun dry Indicated Foo Lee had left hnr rledly. about twenty. five nackas - ea of finished laundry being left on the sneives. ueorge Schopp, C2Z West Thirtieth street, who operates the Kurtx shoe repair shop, said the Chinaman disappeared the same week as Kurtx and the two had been friendly, visittng back and forth. The police theorv waa that a murder may have accounted for disappearance of the two men and the bodies might be secreted in the Dasement or the building. Letter Asked for Hosey. The laundry has been closed ap proximately two weeks. A letter to Lee from the H. C Keel Company. Chicago, and, found by ppllce, asks for a check on Lee's machinery account, which might serve to explain Kurtx, who Is sixty - six yeara old, disappeared March 23 and a calendar In the laundry la torn off at March 27. indicating ' Lee'a . disap pearance might nave been the fol lowing Saturday. A checkbook found by police in the laundry bore atuba of checks written to Chin Park in amounts ranging from 1250 to $1,000. One check remaining in the book unsigned was payable to Chin Park and was filled out In the sum of 91. 000.900. The city directory lists the laundry in tha name of Park Chin. No word haa been heard from Kurtx or Lee since their disappearance and according to Schopp. Kurts waa worried about hia health and financial' affairs for some - time be fore . his disappearance. He expressed the belief that the veteran ahoa renair man might have com mitted suicide. The . basement of the laundry Is floored with concrete and laundry equipment filled all available space.