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 - Clues Sought In Shook Slaying (Continued From...
Clues Sought In Shook Slaying (Continued From Page One> tipn about 2 a. m. Thursday, filled his car with gasoline, and left, officers said. Officers said that Shook had checked .out of a San Angelo hotel shortly before stopping at the sta- tion. A bell boy assisted him in taking personal effects to his automobile. Body Returned .To Lubbock Officials said that Shook must have been killed between 4:30 and 6 o'clock yesterday ; morning: Shock's body was brought to Rix Funeral home from Midland yes : terday afternoon. . The victim was found lyins.iu the front seat of his car with.his feet almost on the ground on the right 'side.'A bullet had passed completely through his chest, rupturing the heart. . .. Officers said that he could have stopped along the road to sleep, since the car was about two feet off the highway and the parking lithts turned on. The .ignition switch was also turned on, they said, and the vehicle headed toward Midland. More than twenty officers searched the scene of the tragedy yesterday and hundreds of yards in all directions, but found no murder weapon or other significant clues. Robbery Seen Ai Motive, Shock's billfold had been taken; and his left pocket turned inside out. His watch -was not missinf;, but officers said they .believed robbery may have been the motive for the shooting. A Midland deputy sheriff said there was some evidence that Shook was not slain in his automobile. The bullet went completely through the body, and was reported found in his clothing. Furthermore, there was evidences, the officer said, to support belief another car had been | bile. parked behind the death automo- Shook's clothing had been sent to experts at Austin last night for examination for. gun powder marks and other evidence, according to Sheriff Ed Darnell of Midland. A considerable .amount of blood was found on his clothing but very little in the car, it was reported. Roads Are Blocked Walter Teele, Glasscock county sheriff, Sheriff Ed Darnell of Midland county, Sheriff Zimmerman, Midland's Chief of Police Jack Ellington, numerous deputies sheriff,.and state"highway patrol officials arrived soon, after the body was reported found. State and Midland city mobile radio transmission units were at the scene, and blocked roads radiating in every directions . Shook, it was said, was known to have, carried large amounts of money. It had not been establish'• ed whether he was carrying much money when last seen alive. In addition to his business holdings, Sho.ok was'owner of land in Hale county, and has business holdings in New Mexico, He was. described as "well to do." Survivors are the widow; two children, Sandra, 14, and Ray Mil by, 16; three, sisters, Mrs. J. M Wells of Lubbock, Mrs. M. M Herring of Dallas, Mrs. W. J. Pat ton of Clovis, N. M.; two othe brothers, C. A, Shook of Plainview and O. B. Shook of Ruidoso, M., and a half-brother, R, A. Tim of Waco.

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 14 May 1948, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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