Decapitated Body Of Former Actress Found
Decapitated Botly Of Former Actress Found ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (UPI) — The decapitated body of Mrs. Athalia Ponsell Lindsley, former broadway actress, fashion model and wife of St. Augustine’s ex-mayor was found in the yard of her home police reported today. Screams reported by neighbors Wednesday night led police to the grisly discovery. St. Johns County Sheriff Dudley Garrett said the body had been decapitated by an unknown weapon, but that there were no signs of a struggle. Authorities were unable to suggest any motive for the crime. Mrs. Lindsley is the wife of former St. Augustine Mayor James S. Lindsley. They were married last Sept. 10. A long-time Jacksonville resident, Mrs. Lindsley moved here in 1972 with her mother, who is now deceased. Mrs, Lindsley was a Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives in 1970. She was also an author, former fashion model and Broadway actres. Her husband served as mayor for two terms in 1961-63 and 1970-72 and in the city commission for 12 years.