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; CHILD LOCATED AT PICHER NOT PEARL TURNER IS REPORT Newspaper Man Identifies Baby As Daughter of Man . Named Holman. FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. It. Pearl , Turner, missing mountain child, has not been found. Instead, the little girl located near I'ltcher, Okla.. answering In but few minor detail telegraphed descriptions of the missing girl, has been Identified aa Elisabeth Holman, daughter of a man who, passing through Pitcher, turned the child over to s farmer's wife. . ( . Thla fact developed today wllh the return to Fort Smith of Hal Munsey, newspaper man, from Plcher, with a detailed description ot the child located there, and shat tered the hopee of Lent Turner, mountaineer, and ' his wife, who oame down to Fort Smith today from their home In the Scott coun ty hills, Jubilant In the belief they were to meet their chiTd who had disappeared from their home three weeks ago. ' Turner and Ills wife learned of the mistake In identification ot the office of the Fort Smith Tlmus - Itecord. where comparison of clotures and marks .of Identification were made. For a time Mrs. Turner Insisted that the child was hers. l'y strange coincidence the Tur ner baby and the Holmitti child, of nearly the same nge, both of si. - n dor build. . bore several Identical scars, loth hi'fore and behind tln - tars. Hut tin - iloliuan child's hair was slightly :ivl;er limn tiiut or the Turner elil.ii urtd the little :tirl fcund at JM - lu - r rid not have a ecur on her body under the I'ft arm, a; mark borne by the missing child This was accepted by the parents as a .deciding ructor against their l opes, rtwplte slmilHrlty of features ami other marks of Identification. ti'oinparleou of pictures of the child round at I li her and pictures obtaini': iiom r;a(lvr here of the Holman t - hiifl a No allied In her Identification as Elisabeth. Pearl Turner disappeared about three M.eeks ko. nnd when a comli - infc. of tliV mountain side by posses heat their way through the hills for days, failed to reveal any trace of ' t..e child, she has bectme known as the "modern l.lttlo Ked Hiding Hood" In the belief that she possibly fell a victim of woivi's which Infest that section. However, no (race oi her body has be - n foetid. Mrs. Turner, weeping in her dis appointment, held to her hopes and told newspaper men that she "won't stop hunting and trusting." "1 think my baby (ls alive and somewhere aafe." "This seems to be Ihe end of the trall - of the baby leading Into Oklahoma," Bherlff .Allen, who is directing the search, said, "and it now leads back Into the White Oak mountains, though strange developments may come of this new Impetus to the hunt. We will not give up. although It Is a bit discouraging to suffer temporary defeat when he flt we were so close to the goal." t, In will city of In,

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  1. Springfield Leader and Press,
  2. 12 Nov 1923, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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