The Emporia Gazette 11-18-59

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The Emporia Gazette 11-18-59 - """ i • — Mystery: Stains Are New Clue In...
""" i • — Mystery: Stains Are New Clue In Murder • ' * * * Blood Found On a Bridge Near Scene GARDEN CITY (AP) —Bloodstains found on an Arkansas River bridge near the Herbert Charter farm home gave officers a" lead toda}' in their investigation of the slaying of four members members of the Clutter family last wekend. However, County Atty. Duane West told a news conference it had not been determined if the stains were made by human blood or.by that of animals. The, bridge, on a well traveled county road, crosses the river about a quarter of a mile south of the entrance to a long lane leading to the Clutter home. West pointed out many pheasant pheasant hunters are in the area and it is possible the stains came from game. The stains, fingerprints, rope and tape used to bind the victims, and other items taken from the house were to be sent today to the Kansas Bureau of Invesigation laboratory in Topeka for analysis. West said it is not known if fingerprints fingerprints found in the home were from persons other than the victims. victims. Al Dewey, resident KBI agent at Garden City, who is coordinating coordinating the investigation, said he did not know how long it would take to get reports on the items sent to Topeka. Also causing intensive question- Ing by newsmen was the arrival of KB! Agent Wendell Cowan of Topeka with lie detector equipment. equipment. West stressed the rietector was not brought here for use on any particular person. "We just want to have it handy," he said. As of this morning, investigators still lacked the evidence, West said, to establish a motive, establish establish the order in which .the four were killed, or establish whether the crime was committed by local persons. Clutter, 48; his wife, Bonnie, 45: a daughter, Nancy, 16, and a son, Kenyon, 15, were found shot io death in their home Sunday. Funeral services were he5d for the four today at the First Methodist Methodist Church in Garden City, with burial in Valley View Cemetery at the north edge of the city. The church began to fill up an hour before the services. by it

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  1. The Emporia Gazette,
  2. 18 Nov 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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