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HOEY-3 - Musical Comedy Star Slew Self, Probers Decide...
Musical Comedy Star Slew Self, Probers Decide Grand Jurors Exonerate Rich Scion in Death of Evelyn Hoey By United Press WEST CHESTER, P a ., Nov. 18 —Evelyn Hoey, musical comedy actress, who was found shot to death in the farm home of Henry VV. Rogers III test September 11. committed suicide, the Chester county grand Jury reported today. "The grand jury unanimously decides that Evelyn Hoey came to her death by committing suicide with a revolver by shooting herself through the head." " Frank B. Henderson, foreman, and Earl T. Lefevre, secretary of the December grand jury, which had been called into extraordinary session, signed the report made to Judge W. Butler Windle. The verdict was a complete exoneration for Rogers, son of the late oil king, and his house guest, William J. Kelly, motion picture cameraman, who were arrested and held on technical charges of suspicion of murder. They were released after a coroner's jury returned an "open verdict," snying that Miss Hoey died at "the hands of a person or., persons unknown." Following the coroner's inquest, District Attorney William E. Parke asked for a grand jury investigation of "all circumstances" surrounding Miss Hoey's death. The actress, a bullet wound in her head, was found lying on the floor of Rogers' bedroom in his farm home near Downington. Subsequent questioning by officials revealed that Miss Hoey, Rogers and Kelly "had been drinking," and that Rogers and the actress had quarreled. in of a of a &

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 19 Nov 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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