Clipped From Delphos Daily Herald
Suspects, tn Suburban Cleveland Bay Village Slaying, Include the Victim's Husband, Dr. Samuel If. Sheppard, CLEVELAND INS — The Invest!, gation into the sadistic slaying of Mrs. Marilyn Sheppard centered today on a search for the murder weapon and detailed examination of several articles found In the victim's fashionable home in suburban Bay Village. Meanwhile, Police Chief John P. Eaton of the suburb said that everyone in the Sheppard house the day of the murder — including her prominent husband. Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard — Is under suspicion. Six transients picked up for questioning have been released. The chief said he has obtained a permanent-type magnet to use In searching the Lake Erie shore in back of the Sheppard home for the weapon used in the mystery shrouded murder early Sunday morning. In Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Samuel R. Gerber is ; examining a pair of blood-stained | pants worn by the victim's hus- ' band, an ostcopathlc ncuro- surgeon, when the slaying occurred. Dr. Gerber, who termed the murder a "crime of anger," said that he also is examing a blood-stained wrist watch-belonging to the doctor and some family jewels found in the weeds behind the house. Dr. Sheppard who told police that he battled his wife's attacker until he was slugged unconscious, is in Bay View hospital suffering from a fractured vertebra hi his neck and facial injuries. - Thp r jprojniftejat doctor's .recollection of the incident, however, has been vague. He could describe the assailant only as being six feet, three inches tall, middle-aged and dark-haired. Meanwhile, officials continued to search the Sheppard home and the grounds for possible clues to the bizarre slaying. In addition to the murder weapon, police are looking for a T-shirt which the doctor reportedly was wearing at the tune. Meanwhile, Rossbach continued his investigation of the sadistic murder which occurred early Monday morning in the home of the Bay Village couple. He questioned Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ahern, who were supper guests at the Sheppard home Saturday night. Two tooth chips which were found under Mrs. Sheppard's body were found .to belong to tho dead woman. No trace has yet been found of the murder weapon, although neighbors and police are searching wooded areas and fields near tho Sheppard home, which overlooks Lake Erie. The slaying occurred early after ttie Ahcrns left the Sheppard home. Dr. Sheppard had fallen asleep on the couch downstairs and his wife went upstairs to bed. The doctor reported that he awoke in the dark when he thought he heard his wife screaming and was struck on the back of the head when he went upstairs. Ho later remembered chasing someone through the backyard and wrestling with him on the beach house landing. Dr. Sheppard's wrist watch was discovered In a cloth bag with other personal jewelry in the weeds behind tho house. Coa«ula» ted blood was found on tho metal expansion band.