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 - - - Police Think He Either Hid Money Taken or...
- - Police Think He Either Hid Money Taken or Waa Hobbed by Band of "Hl - jacksrs" Chicago, April 13. (INS) The bullet - torn body of a man found in a ditch beside the road in Broadview, Chicago suburb, early today was idenl - fled this niorniing as that' of the bandit who yesterday staged the, $37,000 Indiana Harbor, Ind., mail robbery and later killed Deputy Sheriff .Walter Fisher of Will county, Identification was made by Deputy Sheriff Stanley Koslowski. of Jollet (Will county) in the morgue , at tin Speedway hospital. Dr. E. G. Mu Mahan, of Ortnnd, 111., and Barney Hostert of Mokena, 111., garage owner and deputy sheriff, identified the body as that of the bandit who killed Fisher when apprehended after stealing Dr. McMahan's car. The bandlt.v evidently desperately wounded In the exchange of shots It which Fisher was killed had only $1.10 in his pockets when the body was found, and police are working on the theory that he either hid the loot taken from the registered mall sack, or himself was robbed. If he succeeded in hiding the loot, police deduce, his body probably: was ; thrown Irjto the ditch by friends who took this step to lessen the chances of implication In the robbery and slaying of. the deputy, Jf robbed, police believed, the hl - jackers likewise ' "ditched'' the body to - avoid, leaving obvious clues. In ' the meantime; Frank Watson, driver of the mall truck, still is in custody although not under formal, arrest, after a grilling by Chicago and Indianapolis postal inspectors. Watson reported from Jollet y ester - , day he' had been held up by a lone bandit who kidnaped him and forced him to drive In the banUU's car to Jollet. ..;.' "The man held a gun on me," Wst - son reported. "He forced me to get into bis car after he had the two mail sacks. Near Jollet he took the mail pouches and ran into the woods. 1 hurried to Jollet to report the rob bery." When three witnesses gave their verr Ions, of what they learned afterwards was a robbery Watson was held for further questioning. They . said two men In a. car approached Wat - , sson's truck and after a brief conversation with Watson transferred the mail into their car. Watson then (not. in the machine and the three drove away, the witnesses said. , One of the missing pouches contained $37,000 in currency consigned from the local federal reserve bank to an Indlapa Harbor bank. Watson was employed by a man who had a contract to haul mall.

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  1. The Huntington Herald,
  2. 15 Apr 1926, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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