The Burlington Hawk-Eye, April 29, 1932 pg 1

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The Burlington Hawk-Eye, April 29, 1932 pg 1 - DEATH OF AT,WEST POINT V f ^ _ " E. L. Trevitt...
DEATH OF AT,WEST POINT V f ^ _ " E. L. Trevitt Arrested On Second Degree Murder Charge Special To The Satt>1t-Eve. Ft. Madison, la., April 28.—Dr. L. Trevitt, 60, of West -Point, was arrested by Sheriff Frank Klopfenstein Klopfenstein at the former's home tonight on a charge' of performing an illegal operation which resulted in the death of Miss Mary Menke, 21, of West Point She died at West Point April 4, allegedly as a result of the operation. operation. A secret indictment was returned against Trevitt by the April grand jury which reported at 5:30 p. m. today. today. He was arrested on B. bench warrant issued by ; Judge John Rankin, Rankin, charged with second degree murder.. murder.. . . Blond Set at 915,000 Bond for the defendant was set at 115,000 \ and he was lodged in the county jail tonight when he was unable unable to furnish it "I've been kind of expecting to be arrested," Sheriff Klopfenstein quoted Trevitt as saying when the former was taken into custody. Deputy Sheriff Sheriff George-Bentringer aided in making making the arrest :, .> \. " ,-^ ..--••„•,•;• . . : Aatop«y. Is JPerform«d ' An'autopsy ifi the Menke case was performed by Dr. FrankvK.. Toepsel, who , had-, ,b een_ called into the, case When; Miss^ Menke's condition^became critical. " ' "1 Trevitt, a former mayor . of West Point, is a widower and a prominent physician, in that .vicinity.' May.Face Other Charges He is suspected of having performed performed .other illegal operations which resulted in fatalities, according to Deputy'County Attorney E. J. Me- Namera, Keokuk, who presented the (Continued on Page Three)

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  1. The Burlington Hawk-Eye,
  2. 29 Apr 1932, Fri,
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