cont. Sheriff Russell Wilkes article re: Kelly death

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cont. Sheriff Russell Wilkes article re: Kelly death - MONROE GO, MINISTER HELD INJEIL! DEATH...
MONROE GO, MINISTER HELD INJEIL! DEATH (Continued from page 1) recently, Loui tree on coun Ch Wj mall churches in other countie jut continued to make his horn lere. -Hd is the father of thre ;rown children. The sheriff said "apparentl Mrs. Kelly was ready to leave he lusbancl when she was slain." Sh eft a. 14-page note giving detailed instructions for the education of icr 12-year-old Wilkcs continued. son, Full Francis, contents of the note were not disclosed. The sheriff said Mrs. Kelly recently recently had withdrawn "about 900 from the Paris Savings Bank." was He expressed the opinion she was slain by someone who knew she carried the large sum of cash. Frank C. Haley, Louisiana undertaker to whose establishment Mrs. Kelly's body first was taken, saicl the woman apparently had been beaten on the head. He he:, found three cuts on the scalp. to He A search for Mrs. Kelly was years, spurred a few hours after her band, n rural mail rarrier. rennrt- S . were home yes- the were upon band, a rural mail carrier, report ed her missing. Authorities found a small pool of, blood ou'the Twain bridge over the Mississippi River at Hannibal. Another larger larger pool and Mrs. Kelly's purse were discovered IVa miles east the bridge on the Illinois side of the river. When her body was recovered cancelled checks drawn on the Paris Savings\ Bank and signed by Mrs. Kelly and her sister, Mrs. Ola Combs, were found in her clothing. ,. Relatives at Paris said 'the women recently sold a piece of property there. Sheriff Wilkes said he had been informed Mrs. Kelly recently deposited $2,000 the bank supposedly received the sale of the property.

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  1. Jefferson City Post-Tribune,
  2. 14 Jul 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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