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 - autopsy on Mccormick boy. Physician Thinkg...
autopsy on Mccormick boy. Physician Thinkg Peath Wat' Accidental , , Tha Father Not Convinced. --- --- --- Desplts ths fact that there Is no ' evidence evidence of foul play in the ca- ca- of WUlle McCormick, whose body was found floating in the Harlem River Friday, ths parents of ths boy refuse to be reconciled to ths theory theory that death was accidental. . Coroners' , Physician Rlegelman of the Borough of the Bronx performed ths autopsy autopsy yesterday afternoon at the undertaking undertaking establishment on West One Hundred and Thirty-first Thirty-first Thirty-first Street, whers ths body was taken Friday night- night- When seen last evening evening Dr. Rlegelman said that ths body had evidently been In ths water ever since the night the boy was first missed on March and that he was of the opinion that ths boy had fallen into the water and waa drowned.' He said that there was no evidence evidence of injury on the body, but the body had been in the water so long that it was almost Impossible to tell positively whether the boy waa alivs or dead when ths body first entered the water. However, he bad no suspicion of foul play.- play.- Mr. McCormick,- McCormick,- however, - still believes that his son was the victim of foul play, and suggests that he might have been thrown or pushed overboard by . somebody who-had who-had who-had a grudge against him. Several weeks ago McCormick wss of ths opinion that the boy had been made away with by an Italian laborer who was working on stone foundations near ths McCormick residence residence whom the boys annoyed greatly, and who was known to have threatened Willie with bodily harm. - Late yesterday afternoon the body-was body-was body-was taken home and services will be held .tomorrow .tomorrow morning in ths Church of the Sacred Sacred Heart at High Bridge, of which the Rev. Father Mullen, who offered $10,000 reward reward for the safe return of. the boy, is rector. rector. -. -. t y j ; , . - r -' -' .:-..- .:-..- .:-..- .:-..-

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 12 May 1901, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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