"Girl Tortured, Murdered by Fiend in Los Angeles; Clues to Identity of Both Lacking"
Girl Tortured, Fiend in Los To Identity Byrnes Will Sign Peace Pacts for U.S. Next Monday Treaties' Drafts Arc Com plete; Marshall Arrival Still Uncertain WASHINGTON, D. C (UP) Retiring Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, who fought for months to hammer out peace treaties for Italy and the former Axis satel lites, will have the satisfaction of signing them for the United States. Byrnes probably will do the signing next Monday even if his successor, Gen. George C. Mar shall, has arrived and taken office. Legal and drafting experts have completed the treaties. They are printed and will be distributed tomorrow to the press and to other nations who were at war. Thus, one of Byrnes' last official acts before retirement will be formal completion of the job on which he labored for 15 months. The Big Four at their New York meeting set Feb. 10 as the date for signing the treaties in Paris. That date prevails, and the enemies will sign then along with all other countries. The date of Marshall's arrival here has not yet been set. He is still resting in Hawaii. Byrnes will sign only four of the five treaties that have been agreed upon those for Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary. The United States never was at war with Finland. Acquit AFL Leader of Income Tax Evasion NEWARK, N. J. (AP) Joseph S. Fay, AFL building trades union leader, was acquitted last night by a jury on charges of evading $118,879 in income tax payments from 1940 to 1942. An 11 -person jury the 12th was dismissed two days after the trial opened when it was disclosed he had been a former member of Fay's union de liberated only two hours and 39 minutes. Murdered by Angeles; Clues of Both Lacking Body, Horribly Mutilated, Found Tied Up in Vacant Lot (Picture on Page 4.) LOS ANGELES. (UP) A slim, pretty young woman, stripped nude and bound at the wrists and ankles, writhed for hours under an orgy of torture by a maniacal sadist before he strangled her and hacked her mutilated body in two, police believed today. Her butchered remains, washed clean and neatly laid together, were found yesterday in a vacant lot on a Los Angeles lovers' lane. There were few clues to the identity of the victim or to the killer. Police called the slaying the most revolting sex crime in years. Frantic phone calls from relatives of missing girls furnished investigators their only leads. Checks of miss-ins: person files uncovered nothing helpful. Not a shred of her clothing was on the lot. "We think that somewhere, in some shack, the fiend who killed this girl tied her up, tortured and finally strangled her," De tective Lt. Harry Hansen said in reconstructing the crime. The blue - eyed brunette could have died of strangulation, head wounds, a deep stab in the abdomen or frenzied slashings in the back, officials said. An autopsy today was to determine cause of death and whether she had been raped. Bruises and rope burns showed the girl had been tied t the wrists and ankles. The crazed killer hacked her and beat her so savagely about the head that her face was almost unrecognizable. He stabbed her in the abdomen and back and slashed her open in several places. One breast was hacked off and the other badly mutilated. The forehead was slashed and the face cut jaggedly through the mouth from ear to ear. A piece of flesh was gouged out of the left thigh in what officers said might have been an attempt to erase an identifying scar or birthmark. Police said the fiend probably had used at least three instruments, one a huge butcher knife. C. at in of of ly to a