The Courier News - 7 Jan 1961 - Alma Summers
Body Missing Ghoul Loots Another Grave JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Police today grimly began searching woods in this central Arkansas area for the body of a 17-year-old girl which was stolen' from a Jacksonville cemetery by a grave robber who also looted another grave. Police Chief Myron Traylor said* the body was found missing from its grave in Bayou Meto Cemetery Friday, but probably was stolen about a week ago. He would not release the girl's name at the request request of her family. i Traylor said a grave robber took $300 worth of jewelry from the body of a 28-year-dd woman Wednesday night and tried to pull the body out of the casket but failed. "We have all kinds of theories on this," Traylor said. "But it's almost too morbid to even think about. You just don't like to think of anyone who would do that." Tlie Bayou Meto Cemetery, where the body wa« stolen, is about a mile from Chapel Hil! Memorial Park, where the grave robbery took place Wednesday night. Traylor said the robber apparently apparently tried to pull the body of Mrs. Alma Summers, who died last Nov. 13, from its casket by tying ropes to the wrists and attaching attaching the other end of the rape to * car. The grave is new the cemetery wall. The family of the 17-year-old girl said she died about t year ago and was buried wearing a wrist watch, a diamond engagement engagement ring and a school class ring. A necklace, engagement *nd wedding rings «nd * wrist watch were reported stolen from the body of Mrs. Summers. Traylor said he wac not MR the girl's body would be fa the woods, near the cemeteries,, but the area would hart to be searched anywey. The officer said the girl's body prcbably was stolen sometime tat v/:e!<, because traces of snow from the season's first storm !M( Murday Murday were found h I Boys Kill Playmate SPRINGFIELD, "Ohio (AP) — Two brothers, 9 and 11 years old, have admitted the fatal beating of a 7-year-old schoolmate whose body was found on t Springfield street Dec. 7, Police Capt. F. J. Shaffer said Friday. The dead boy was Thomas Williams, Williams, son of twice-widowed Mrs. Rose Threats, who moved here last year from Pine Bluff, Ark. The young brothers had been picked up previously and questioned questioned but were released, Shaffer said, then taken in custody again "by a process of elimination." The fatal beating developed, according according to the younger brother, from a schoolyard fight involving • third brother. Quoting the younger brother, Shaffer said they ought Williams on the street the night of Dec. « beat him with their fists, and then with t piece of a chair. His body WM found by a gfcl on her way to school next day. The brothers are held for juvtL nile court. Their names were not disclosed. Corwtforariff* to Nam* Outstaitrfinj Woman CARUTHEBSV1LLE — 0*. standing Yoimg Woman of the Y««r from Caivthenville will be •noounced Sartay it a special Teen Town meeting. Jwncr Chamber at Commerce Jiyceetta sponsors toe annul contort. * l.».