Body of Slain Gold Miner recovered in Superstitions
Page 28. B The Affeofift Republic, Phoenix, Body Of Slain Gold Miner ! Recovered In Superstitions ,t V \ PEAK OF DEATH — Arrow points to spot on slope of Weaver's Needle where body of slain prospector was found yesterday. Here, air force helicopter rises with body, tentatively identified as that of Robert H. St. Marie. Mining camp below belongs to Prospector Ed Piper, who admitted he fired fatal shots. It took husky deputies three hours to bring body down to camp from side of 4,435-foot volcanic pinnacle which legend claims is key to Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.—-(Republic Photos, Jack Karie) BODY MOVED —Air Force officers and lawmen loa&body of bullet, victim into helicopter for trip from rugged Superstition Mountain country. The body was'taken to Florence were an autopsy was 'performed last night. The man died of bullet wounds in the abdomen. SLAYING TALE — Prospector Ed Piper tells Sheriff Laurence Wfiite'how he fired bullets which killed gold seeker. The 65-year-old miner claimed; he fired his pistol when the other man threatened to draw a gun and kill him.