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THE DAILY MESSENGER, CANANDAIGUA, than MANY SEEKING MISSING BOY Timothy Heer, .3, Disappeared From Home Three Days Ago JAMESTOWN t/P) -- With every I available contrivance, police sought ' today to pierce the mystery blanketing the whereabouts of Timothy Michael Heer, infant son of a furniture dealer, who disappeared two days ago. Mrs. Leo J. Heer last night made a motor tour of the fashionable suburb where the family lives, imploring her three-year-old son over a police patrol car amplifier to "come home to mother." Later,' Police Chief Charles A. Sandberg said he had rounded up "about a dozen degenerates for questioning" in connection with the tow-headed child's disappearance. Timothy Michael's father, secretary of the Jamestown Furniture Market Association, described the boy as "friendly with everybody." He expressed doubt that his son had either drowned or been kid- naped. Sheriff Roy Chadwick said the boy's doctor ' had told him the youngster "had been ill and could not have walked more than a mile." In connection with kidnaping and abduction speculation, Police Capt. Edward Nyholm reported a degenerate recently accosted an eight- year-old girl and attempted to assault her. On white-capped Lake r^hautau- qua, state police divers went- down to explore holes and snags in the lake bottom. Firemen in boats have already dragged much of the water adjacent to suburban Lakewood, site of the Heer's pretentious home. . , A seaplane idled on the windswept lake, waiting for clear weather to take Deputy Sheriff Arthur Seeking Missing Boy Three-year-old Timothy Michael Heer, (above) son of Leo Heer of Jamestown, N. Y., was the object of a search in which department of justice agents were reported taking part. Local officers feared the child either had drowned in Lake Chautauqua or had been kidnaped. Wheelock on a scouting excursion over the rolling countryside. On land, a force estimated by Chadwick at 1,500 peace officers, Boy Scouts. American Legionnaires and volunteer neighbors pushed a highly organized hunt. Major Samuel A. Brown of the New York State National Guard had a nearly life-sized picture of the overalled tow-head printed exhibited to hundreds of hunters before they went out to comb a rain-soaked territory four miles square.

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 21 Oct 1937, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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