Pensis in Chicago murder
manslaughter a as The on counsel. Dis- m. his so other T O R OF CHILD FOUND IN B O I L CHICAGO, December 1.--Following an all-night search for little Margaret Coughlin. thrce-ycars-old, her dismembered body was found today in a boiler in the home of Mrs. Ralph IVnsis, 52 years old, a neighbor. Shortly afterward the body of Mrs. Pensis with her throat slashed by a butcher knife, wa.s found on the second floor the I'cnsis cottage. Police immediately began a search for Ralph Pensis, the woman's husband. Police who called at tlie Prnsis Â·the last place the child was seen, found thj doors locked this morning and could get no answer to their knocks. Finally they broke the door down and forced an entrance. In the Â·litsentcnt they discovered the little girl's torso in the wash lioilcr sitting in a pile of paper which had been fired, but the flames hud gone out. Several f (-ft away one leg wrapped paper, was found in a card board The otl'.er leg was found later a block away from the house. The police found Mrs. IVnsis' body on u bed upstairs. They believe she killed herself as they burst iji the front door. The body was still warm. Mrs. Pensis and Josephine, a daughter, aged nine, told police yesterday that they last saw Margaret Coughlin alxmt three o'clock, when she came the house w i t h Josephine (o play. a few moments, they said, she complained of pains In her stomach, and ran out of the bouse and ocrofw the nil-cut to her owu home.