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. ' . , ( " expected ' , : " :· half and Sailor,22, Nabbed in Slaying : San Diego police arrested a Bellflower Navy man in the bizarre slaying of a woman tavern operator Monday after he was identified in a lineup of radirmen at the San Diego Nival Station. , ~ ,""l ; · . · · Edward Radford Poole Jr. 22, was booked in the killing of Mrs. Eva W. Croft. 54. whose nearly nude body, pierced by two pool cues, w-as found in her Eastside San Diego bar. . ' best) Detectives and Navy inves- g u r e we tigators had sought a suspect sheared concussion the Mont- · ' · Trahan midnight and expected to , wliile table them ice of since the body was found at 9a.m. Wednesday. - - · · * * '. ^-- .'" DETECTIVES Slid Poole told them he killed the woman by choking her with his hands last Tuesday eight when he was the last customer remaining in the bar *nd got into an argument with of i ij er _^_ , v . . *\ ,. \. : whom had c " Iues f urn j shed by patrons flaming burning her in and place who said a Navy radarman had been drinking beer and shooting pool there all evening led to the arrest of Poole, a crewman on the ?uided missile destroyer USS Hoel. ..'·:, - - . - . . - Poole was also identified by a taxi driver who drove uj *a.*» ki* i 1 ti w lilj UJU* O full of U M i! or from t h e bar to the houshg'day. JNaval Station early Wednes- by nat- was available early today. Roman The Navy listed Poole as the son of Mrs. Patricia Winter, of Bellflower. but no residence address for the family rites Col. 1) RECORDS at the Lakewood station s h o w a . . 196?. listing of Ed- jward Radford Poole. 19. of 9126 Dalberg St.. for failure to disperse. . · ·· - · - · ·;'··' - San Diego police said Poole admitted choking Mrs. Croft until she collapsed and dragging her to the middle of the Moon Bar, but denied mutilating the body and said he blacked out. -···· · "···' ~ ·"·'· Poole has been in the Navy " years and was reported to Cut Dr. blasted the and administration college have been divorced in June, 1962. and to have a 4-year-old Caltech Records

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  1. Independent,
  2. 02 Mar 1965, Tue,
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