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—---—— —-.->-.^-- --_-,-,._-.-.-.-.-.-.-._--.-. .-.-. n _ ,_._. of of is follows: of UP to it of Mary McElroy Vanishes at K. C., Reappears in Illinois MARY MCELROY Apparently Suffering From Nervous Disorder, Result Of Kidnaping Experience, Daughter of K. C. City Manager Is Detained by Police NORMAL, 111.,,: Feb. 11—<#>—, Mary McElroy, daughter of City 'Manager B. F. 1pElrby;oi' 'Krihsas City, was taken from a Chicago bus at 11 a. m. today for questioning by police after her- sudden disappearance frdm Kansas City. Miss McElroy was traveling alone. The 26-year-old brunette., victim of a sensational kidnaping in May of 1933, readily admitted her identity. It was nervousness 'over the penalties meted out to three of the men convicted of • her abduction which caused her to leave her father's home in Kansas City list tiight, she said. One of the three, Walter L. McGee, is under sentence of death for the $30,000 kid- naping. A second, George L. McGee, drew a life sentence. Appearing tired and worn, the young woman told police who stopped the bus that she had not eaten since she left her home late last night. Worried About Case "T was worrying so, much about the case I must have lost my head," police here quoted Miss McElroy. "I was especially upset over the thought that my testimony was to be instrumental in sending Walter "'H. McGee, one of the men who kidnaped me, to his death, "I am not sorry that I testified us I did however. It was the only thing I could do and tliose men deserve to be punished " Miss McElroy was taken to the home of Grant M. Ridenour, mayor of Normal, to await word- from her father, the city majxajrer of -,i» •>•>,-..I • T --"—»*»-|£'-~ v-,vA ^P^. : •Kansas City.-"•;-•••'»•; .:->.,, Telegraphs. Her Father KANSAS CITY,. Feb. 11—UK-i Miss Mary McElroy, who mys'^eri- ously disappeared last night, today telegraphed her father from Springfield, 111., saying that she was safe. The telegram was read to Judge H. F. McElroy over the telephone. His daughter said, she did not. know how she reached' the Illinois city. Judge McElroy said an airplane w ould be sent to Springfield to re< turn her here. Frightened, She Said The message said: "Sorry but I am too frightened to know .what I am doing." It was signed "Mary." Miss McElroy recently has beer the recipient of abusive and threatening letters and telephone calls concerning the 1933 kidnaping, for which the convicted leader, Walter McGee, is under sentence of death. She has had several nervous breakdowns since her experience in the hands of the kidnap gang. William McElroy, the girl's un cle, and Mathew S. Murray, Jackson county director of public works, left for the airport to make the trip to Springfield. The tele gram did not reveal Miss McE 1 roy's whereabouts there. Said She Felt Nervous Miss McElroy disappeared shortly after- the departure of (Continued on Page Six)

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 11 Feb 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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