THES-Fri 09-18-70 Task Force

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THES-Fri 09-18-70
Task Force - PAGE TEN Murninghan Task Force Scaled Down j...
PAGE TEN Murninghan Task Force Scaled Down j cation. Her body was discover- Jed 12 days later by two youths 22 miles southeast of Lansing. Police descirbed (he girl's killer as a thin, soft-spoken Negro male who wore a moustace and goatee. A composite police drawing of the slayer was cir- T txToTM^ ,TTr»T- mi. - iculated throughout the country. LANSING (UPI) - The i,an-; based on a description by .Mrs. Sing Police Department has ! Christine Gallagher, the'owner scaled down its special task: of the store where the murder- force assigned to track down! eci gir j wor j{ e( j the slayer of 16-year-old Laurie: . So far we have come up Murninghan, who was kidnaped j with nothing" Husby said, and murdered two months ago. : ,. Some davs ; ve eel r( ; al en . i £ ol i£: C j" ef ? ld Husb rcouraged when a great deal of! said Thursday a 16-man t a s k ; i n f o ^ t i o n comes -i n . but t h e n ; force he named to search for; w e run into ,, dead end . How . the girls murderer has been : 1 am confident we wiu u l- reduced to an undisclosed num- timatelv come to a solution of ber of men. this ca ' se once and for a l ,,"The number of men working; Police have received numer- on the case varies from day to ous j-eports of persons resemb- day depending on the amount of! u n g the drawing, but so far all information we receive relating ; of them have proved fruitless. to the killing," Husby said. j Miss Murninghan, daughter The first Easter egg roll was of former Mayor Max Murning- held in 1877 on the Capitol han, was abducted July 9 from I grounds during President Rutha small gift store where she i erford B. Hayes' administra- worked during her summer va-! tion.

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  1. The Holland Evening Sentinel,
  2. 18 Sep 1970, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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