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TWO AUTOPSIES IN MURDER CASE; W MEN FREED There has been no new develop ment today that would tend to fasten on any particular person the horrible crime perpretrated in Duryea early yesterday morning, when Joseph Zu - kauska, an estimable, resident of Pettibone street, - was murdered with a blunt instrument while he slept on the porch of his home. The most interesting interesting new feature of the case is the fact that two auiojsies have been held on the body of the murdered man. Yesterday afternoon. Dr. Burlington, Burlington, of Duryea, made an examin ation of the body, acting under auth ority of the coroner's office. This morning, an order caine .to Dr. J. B, Maihon, of this city, from the office of the district attorney in Wilkesbarre, directing him to proceed to Duryea and made an autopsy on 'the body of the murdered man. This the Doctor did, making a very careful examination examination of the bady, with special refer ence to the wounds on the head. At its conclusion. Dr. Mahon refused to make any statement regarding the conditions he found, saying that he was under instructions not to say anything anything until he should be called on to testify before the coroner's jury. The three boarders who have been in the Duryea Jail since the murder was discovered were taken to the town hall to - day at the instruction of County Detective Powell. A hearing hearing was held, at which Mrs. Zukauska was present, as were also Detective Mackin, Burgess Freeman, Deputy Coroner Bown and Chief of Police Cos - grove. The hearing lasted for nearly three hours, during which the three prisoners and the murdered man's wife were questioned from every possible standpoint in the hope of throwing some new light on the mystery. All four denied having any knowledge of the murder and as the police had no direct evidence against them they were all discharged, with the exception of Jno, Woka.who is alleged to have been in love with Mrs. Zukauska. The authorities authorities at first thought that it would be advisable to hold the woman, but when they threatened her with arrest arrest she pleaded with the police to allow hereto remain at home with her children during the warm weather. Her request was granted, but the police police will keep a close watch on her. It was learned by the authorities last night that the former boarder at the Zukauska home, who eloped with Mrs. Zukauska to Dunmore about a year ago and who was obliged to serve a m nth in the Luzerne county jail for hij offense, is now in Brooklyn Brooklyn and lias been making hi3 hom there for some time. Unless the continued investigation shows that he was at his home in Brooklyn on the night of the murder he will likely be arrested and brought here. How the murderer gained knowl edge that Zukaua choose the porch. instead of his bed room, to sleep - on during the night, unless he was a member o fthe household or in secret touch with some member, is the point in the mystery which is the most baffling baffling to th; authorities. Nothing was really gained b ythe lengthy hearing today and the police are as far away from solving the murder now as they were when it was first discovered. It was reported on good authority in Duryea this afternoon that the second second post mortem conducted by Dr. Continued on Pace Three.

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  1. Pittston Gazette,
  2. 07 Jul 1911, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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