The Huntington Press (Huntington, Indiana) 30 April 1929
A D D C 0T ll 1 1 0 D A M n I A It ll Eu I ilUuDnliLI OF TORCH VICTIM Was Sought as Material Witness in Death of Young Wife NEW TORE, April 29 (AP) The husband of Mrs. Dorothy Heinselman Peacox, 20, New York's third "torch slaying" victim within a little more than - , year, was arrested tonight a a material witness In' connection with hl wife's death. Earl Francie Peacox, 21, the husband from whom the girl had been separated because of incompatibility, was arrested in New York City on a warrant issued earlier in White Plains and taken to White Plains for questioning. Find Charred Body. The charred 1 body of the girl wan found late Saturday In a ravine near Scarsdale by a steam fitter'a helper, who did not report it for six hours. A small niece of the material from which her - ms hail Wn mH led to identifies1 tion of the body today by the girl's mo ther, Mrs. Alphonse A. Heinselman, ot Bronx vllle. Mrs. Heinselman, the mother, told the district attorney and the county medical examiner at White Plains that her dau ghter and Pescox were married in April,. 1928, and that the young couple lived 'at the Heinselman home in Bronx - rviHetmtU - las Wa sua ry when hey - mov ed tout Vernon. : ' ... . i ; They Bred in Mount Vernon ' only about three weeks and then separated, because, Abe mother aald, they were incompatible and "Dorothy liked to do as she pleaped." Waa Stenographer. Dorothy obtained a position as a sten ographer in New , York City, the mother said. . Mrs. Heinselman added that the last time she saw her daughter waa the Saturday before Easter. On the other hand, she said she had eeen her son - in - law quite frequently, the lout time being today, when the raw him in Bronx - ville for a few minutes. The body was identified through the alertness of Mrs. Edith Bees, a neighbor the Heinselman family in Bronxville. She saw newspaper pictures of scraps a dress found on the girl's body and read a description of the girl. She then persuaded Mrs. Helnbelman to go White Plains. to "There Mra. Heinselman identified stitches on the dress aa ber work.