Vet Suicide; Police Say He Was Attacker

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cirive. Vet Suicides; Police Say He Was Attacker i ^ i ~ TM T Trr-r^r^^r .-, ^ - EAST LIVERPOOL, O., Feb. VPy--Police said a 32-year-old war! in( , veteran who shot himself to death in his bed -today, criminally assaulted assaulted a 21-year-old girl in suburban suburban Cixonville last night. Police Chief L. J. Wise identified identified the man as Bernard Fitch, who was recently discharged from Crile General hospital near ^[jjcveland where he was confined ' ' ' k x 1 8 months with A back in, in, ._*y. Wise said he considered the case "closed." The girl was attacked as she accompanied two grade school girls home from a school carnival. Police summoned by the other girls chased the attacker through the heavy growth of brush nearby. Police, firemen, sheriff's deputies, and neighbors made up a posse that numbered nearly 50 persons. Chief Wise said deep scratches brambles near the scene. Also, a hat found nearby was later identified identified as Fitch's by his wife, Gorgie, Gorgie, Wise said. Wise said an examination of dead man's nose showed bruises. The girl said she kicked her attacker attacker in the face. Mrs. Fitch, who is pregnant, police her husband came in about midnight and offered no explanation explanation for his lateness. She said he stayed in bed this morning. Later, she heard a shot. Police said he killed himself with · a .3fi caliber war souvenir automatic. The victim of the attack was in "good" condition at City hos-

Clipped from Sunday Times Signal27 Feb 1949, SunPage 1

Sunday Times Signal (Zanesville, Ohio)27 Feb 1949, SunPage 1
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