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2 9 purtmtnt. MARYM»ELROY VANISHES AND APPEARS AGAIN (Continued From Page One) friends who had spent the evening at the McElroy home. As the father And daughter went to the second floor to retire, Miss McEIroy said ehe felt nervous. "I don't think 1 can sleep," she said. "I believe I will go down and play the radio." Fifteen v or 20 minutes later Judge McEIroy descended to the first floor. His daughter was gone. So were hei hat and coat. After searching the house, the father called several of her friends, believing she had taken a sudden notion to call ort them. None of her friends had seen her. Miss McEIroy is 26 years old. She has a brother, Henry McEIroy, Jr. A tall, handsome brunette, her dark hair is bobbed and worn brushed straight back from a high forehead. She has a quick, pleasant smile and her voice is low. Has Visited Kidnaper Since the kidnaping, Miss Mc- EIroy has been under some nervous pressure and burst into tears many times during the trials of her kidnapers. With her father she toure Europe in 1934, and they returns to Kansas City only a few month ago. Her mother died some year ago a.nd. Miss McEIroy has bee her father's hostess in their ML house in the country club distric Miss McEIroy has made severa visits to the Missouri penitentiar to visit Walter McGee. She de clined to comment on whether sh would seek, to aid him in obtainin clemency. The death sentenc pronounced on McGee was the firs ever given in the United States fo kidnaping. Walter McGee and Clarence Ste vens entered the home of the citj manager about 11 a. m. Saturday Hay 27, 1933, inducing the house ceeper—Miss Heda Christensen — ;o unlatch the screen to take wha were purported to be samples o 'ace cream for Miss McEIroy. Stev ens still is at large. Was Chained to Wall Miss McEIroy was forced to hur ry from the bathroom, clad only in i robe. After she dressed, she wa laced on the floor in the rear of a motor car, covered with a blanke and taken to a dungeon-like rooir n the basement of a house locatet n an isolated section of Wyandotti county, Kansas. She was chaine< o a wall and forced to write letters to her father asking • the $60,OOC ransom the gang demanded. Twanty-nine hours after her ab luction she was released unharmec and blindfolded near the Milburn lountry club after her father an< >rother had paid the abductors 30,000—the amount finally ag.reec jpon in frequent bargainings by elephone. Walter McGee, the kidnap leader was arrested in Amarillo, Tex., a veek after the abduction. Part o! he marked ransom money was found on him. His appeal from the death sentence is now pending in the Missouri supreme court. Geo.rge McGee was arrested in Roanoke, Va., and on Nov. 5, 1933 was sentenced to life imprisonment Click, like the two McGees admitted his part in the abduction. Most of the ransom money was recovered. Waiter McGee told officers he had no thought of the furor which would be caused by the kidnaping of the daughter of a civic leader and believed the city manager would be "an easy payoff." for Oklahoma A to upon the t:on of of one the be now popular by for being today. by under authorities man Cantley's thwarting is

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 11 Feb 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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