Joseph Pensis wife murder suicide?
testl- ur-lnt Babe's Body Found in Boiler, Near Voman irBCUL Pl.PATCa TO TBS BXUl'IBSB. Chicago, December 1. Margaret Coughlin, 3 years old. daughter of a policeman, went aero the street yesterday yesterday to play with Joseph Pensis, a boy m little older than she. To-day To-day To-day her dismembered and mutilated mutilated body was found In a wash boiler over a red-hot red-hot red-hot stove, ready tb be destroyed destroyed by boiling. In the basement In nsls's home. '''' Mr. Penl wa found lying oh the floor, her throat cut with a bread knife. The, body still wa warm. Dior and window of the house had been, locked from the Inside. '.The head ami one arm' of the slain Coughlin b.be were found under a pillow oo the bed in which JoaeDh Penal' and hi., wife slept last night Police and reporter, unable to galiK entrance to the house, found th hot tov In th bhsewnt and flame leading leading up from a ma of paper and other refuse. In anolhtr half hour the nouso ould have beu In flames , and the double crime might have been covered. The police theory Js that Mrs. Pensis. In a Ut of emotional Insanity, hilled her With Throat Cut neighbor', babe and ended her own life. This I disputed by her own children, a daughter of IT, another of 0. They maintain - their mother was fond of little Margaret and was planning planning to boy her Christmas presents. Th suicide theory is not borne out by the manner in which Mrs. Pensls's throat wa tut. It la difficult, police said, to "conceive, how a person could Indict such a wound upon himself. Officer Coughlin, father of the murdered murdered child, adheres to, the suicide theory. theory. He say Mr. Pensfs always had shown f.n almost Ir.rino love' Ipr tha child, taking her to the Pensis home almost every duy. Joseph Pensis,' husband of the deud woman, la a machinist, and believe his wife slew the babe and herself. Inquiry Inquiry I being made Into the recent death of four of Mr. Pensis' own children. children. Dr. William 8. Hlckaon. head of th na.vehepathlc laboratory of Ihe Municipal Municipal Court mnd tho startling reve'ation a short time after tin disclosure of the crime that; October SI, IMS, tho entire Peru Is family was examined by him , ,n0- ,n0- , found to be oementli pracoox casta ' .