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1 - BY ALMA .SCARBERRY NEA Service Special Writer...
BY ALMA .SCARBERRY NEA Service Special Writer LAKE BLUFF, I'LL., Nov. 7.— I5id ?.Iiss Elfrieda Kijarak, powei less to resist the impelling force oi a strange "psychic love," thrust her o'.vn body into the blazing furnace in the basement of the Lake Bluff city hall and thereby receive the frightful burns that finally brought her death? To the very last, the girl insisted insisted she (lid. It may be so. But— . I went to: the basement, with police, police, officer's ant' detectives and made some experiment.-!. And as a result oi.' these experiments, tiie ol fleers in charge of the case admit it would seem to be impossible I the girl "to, have inflicted her inju ies 0:1 herself. Only the Tops Curned Only the tops 01''Miss Knaak feet were burned—a.crosr>"the to^s. .'sow th£v means tbat bad Miss Kuaak put her own feet in the Tire she would have hart tcv stand svith her back, to the furnace, stretching stretching her left hand out to a bare wall for support anil grasping a not-too-strong hot air heating pipe v.-ith the right. In this position si e woivhl have had to insert, fir sit. one Coot and then the other. Hart she stood facing the furnace—the eas-1 iest way if she burned herself—her j heels and soles would surely have j been burned. I demonstrated that position myself. myself. I-might arid there \va.~ no fire in the furnace at tha time. Then came more demonstrations, which showed rather conclusively that the only possible way for the girl to have been burnerl as .she was would have been for her to have downward. While I acteil the part

Clipped from The Daily Independent07 Nov 1928, WedPage 5

The Daily Independent (Murphysboro, Illinois)07 Nov 1928, WedPage 5
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