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MAN HELD IN SCHOOL GIRL'S DEATH A Alexander Meyer, 20, of near Downingtown. Pa., who wan arrested In connection with the death of Helen Moyer (lower), 16-year-old Modena school girl.—(Associated Press Photo) Brutal Murder of Girl Bared DRIVER TELLS OF CAR THEFT Reports to State Police That Hitch-Hikers Set Him Afoot. Ambrose Christy, of Jefferson township, reported to Mercer State Police and the State Highway Patrol Saturday evening the.theft of his automobile,, a 1928 DeSoto sedan, which.he stated was stolen Saturday evening near Locsburg. In the report given State Police, Christy stated that .as he was driving toward Leesburg on the Perry highway about 9:80 he stopped to pick up a young man who was hitch, hiking, and who, after they had proceeded a short distance, demanded that he stop and pick up a friend. He stated that shortly after the second man got into the car he felt a gun at the back of his head and heard the command, "pull off on the first side road," given by the man in the back seat. Ordered out of the car he was left to hitch-hike his way back to,Mercer. Although an Investigation has been mode no trace of the stolen car has as yet been discovered. AGENTS VISIT PARREL CLUBS Farm Youth to Re-enact Story of Slaying 16- year Old Helen Moyer. ADMITS PLOTTING CRIME, POLICE SAY BTJLLETIX Coatesvllle, Pa., Feb. 22 — (JP) — Alexander Meyer ' was placed under extra guard in the county prison at West Chester today while authorities checked over a statement be gave describing the killing and- secret burial ; of Helen Moyer, . 18-year-old high school girl. They sold adverse sentiment hod grown 'since the 20-year-old farmer's 'statement was made public. • Coatesvllle, Pa., Feb. 22— UP)— At an, abandoned, farm where a rock- lined well served as a sepulcher for 16-year-old Helen Moyer, polico will ask Alexander Meyer, 20, today to re-enact a story of the slaying and secret burial of the high school girl. , Philip J. Koilly, Assistant District Attorney, announced he hod a signed statement In which Meyer admitted he struck the girl with his milk truck, .February 11,, attacked her near ppwnlngtown and dynamited an old weil to hide evidence of the crime. Following directions given by Meyer, state police* recovered 'her body, buried under Wanted rock, in muddy water at the botom of the well. v The discovery ended '-a'- aearch state and local police and yoluntoers had conducted since Helen's (Continued on 'page 10) hat.

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 22 Feb 1937, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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