Reward Offered for Ghouls - Mystery of Who Cut Out Dead Man's Heart
REWARD i 1 Offered For Clews . Leading To Arrest of the Bethel, Ohio, Ghouls. Footprints of Man and Woman Near Grave May Lead To Indentity of Cemelerv Desecrators. Clermont County Officials Believe Believe Extortion To Have Been Motive of Perpetrators Perpetrators of Deed. Rewards a rare rating; $1,000 ye.tr-day ye.tr-day ye.tr-day were offered for any clue that might lead to the arrest of the ghoul. who early Haturday morn In a; dug out th" heart of Daniel Hill, while the body rested In It ncw-fea.de ncw-fea.de ncw-fea.de grave at th Bethel (Ohio) Cemetery. Trustees of Bethel Township have posted a reward reward of 1600, while an equal sum has been offered by the town of Bethel. He for to-night to-night to-night It Is probable further rewards reaching between $1,600 and, $5,000 will be offered. Investigations' yesterday by District Attorney White, of Clermont County; Coroner John V. Mott and Mayor C. A. Bran nock, with Ave leading physician of Clermont County, while leading to no positive rlue to the grave desecrator or motive for the degenerate act, still furnlahed enough material to begin a nyfltematlc hunt for the criminal. Deed Committed at Night. This much Is known: The heart of Daniel Daniel Hill was taken from the body between midnight and I a. m., while It lay Interred. Interred. A surgeon's saw was used for i the operation. A man accustomed to surgery acompllHhed the deed. He was agisted by a woman. Kootprlnts of a man and woman were found on the pile of dirt removed during the night by ghouls and may lead to their Identity. Match., were u-ed u-ed u-ed to furnish furnish light for the work. Several feet of to i J used for electric wiring were found j near the gravn. One piece was wound; around the neck of the dead man. A small j empty paper packet, such as usually Is used to wrap narcotics, also was found j under the tent that protected the mourn era frrifn tha elements Friday afternoon , I during the burial service. j Urave import Is attached ig the And- And- Ins of this small packet, as It Indi-j Indi-j Indi-j rates the midnight visitor to the grave j na a degenerate or addict to some drug 1 Medical Beaearch Not Motif. That Medical research was a mo-j mo-j mo-j tive for the theft of Daniel Hill's t heart, is not believed. Instead reai-j reai-j reai-j dents of TJethet. who were acquainted I with the Hill famlh. are of the opinion I the heart was stolen, by persans who ! wlhed to exitort money frym Hill'a ' widow, who Is said to be worth sev-. sev-. sev-. eia) hundred thousand dollars. ' As yet Mrs. Hill, who la 74 ears' old and feeble, has not been told of the ' desecration td her husband's grave. Hill died Wednesday at the age of! 64 yearn, the signed death certificate of Dr. C. Kennedy, attributing death to pneumonia and senility. After the sexton's discovery, the body wax removed to a vault and held until yt-aterday yt-aterday yt-aterday afternoon, when a committee ' of five I'lermont doctors viewed the, hacked body The doctors were t oro-nei oro-nei oro-nei J. V. Mott. A. D. Spence, O. C. Davhton. W. K Thompson. C. C Kennedy Kennedy and Ki. L. Hinea. j !