Northwest Ark Times 14 Jun 1961
Mentally III Airman Moved LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Twcnty- wo-year-old Airman 2.C. Jerry Reynolds, who admitted breaking nto two graves and stealing one body shortly after last Christmas, will be transferred to a Veterans Administration hospital in Kansas Friday. Circuit Judge William J. Kirby a p p r o v e d Reynolds's transfer from the State Hospital Tuesday after being notified the serviceman serviceman had been declared unfit for further military service. Kirby said the notification cam from an Air Force Physical Eval ualion Board at Lackland Ail Force Base at San Antonio, Tex The board said the federal hos- rftal at Topcka, Kan. would nit Reynolds for treatment. Reynolds, arrested last January admitted breaking into the two graves at cemeteries at Jacksonville Jacksonville but said he could give no reason for his action. He was stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base at the time. S t a t e Hospital psychiatrists ruled him mentally ill last 8. The body of a young girl from one of the violated graves was later recovered. Reynolds said he threw away some jewelry taken from another grave. It not found.