Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD) 9 March 1945
Police Believe Girl's Body That Of Betty Mills, Missing From This City Civilian And Soldier Who Stayed At Tourist Cabin Night Girl Died Are Identified As Four State Police Alarm Is Broadcast. Pennsylvania State Police at Chambersfaurg, said today that Joseph Joseph Folden and Leroy West, a soldier, soldier, both of Rt. 1, Fayetteville, Pa., are being sought for questioning in connection with finding the bo'dy of a girl at the Shangrala tourist camp. They are believed to have an automobile Chevrolet 1926 model bearing Pennsylvania license No. 'SHE 46. The naked and bruised body of the 25-year-old woman found dead yesterday morning at the Shangrala Shangrala tourist cabin camp, six miles north of Hagerstown. on the Mid- 19, of! dleburg pike, is believed to be that eleventh- ° f Betty Mills, who has been miss- department husband. Freder- ing from her residence in the first block of South Potomac street for two weeks, according to Captain of Police William'H. Peters, who said Italy,, " „• , (today a four state radio alarm has girl, i * v . -+ _ _ . __ York's had and to been broadcast for the two men who are known to have stayed in the cabin. Captain Peters said the description description of the Mills girl, who was reported reported missing to the police department, department, is the same as that of the girl found dead—black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing weighing 100 pounds. Meanwhile, said the Hagerstown police official, the identification of a civilian and a soldier, who are known to have stayed at the tourist cabin on the same night the unidentified unidentified girl met her death, has been definitely learned and., their early apprehension is expected. Capt. Peters said the name of the soldier has been learned as well as that. of the camp at which he is stationed, and the six foot Pennsylvania Pennsylvania civilian, as well as the license license number of his car, have been identified. The register at the tourist camp in listing the party bore the name of a "Mr. and Mrs. J. T. (the last name was merely a scrawl and not legible) -of Chambersburg, Pa." In. the meantime, the cause of the death of the girl has not been learned by Pennsylvania police, an autopsy failing yesterday to establish establish a definite • cause of death.'Her vital organs were removed and sent to Harfisburg for analysis. Although Hagerstown police and many Hagerstown residents viewed the body at a Greencastle morgue yesterday none was able to identify it, • but Capt.-Peters says he believes believes some clue to the identity may be learned when the body is viewed by several local persons this afternoon.