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Sumner Knox - Now Digging For Unidentified Woman in Case...
Now Digging For Unidentified Woman in Case Dickey Says Mrs. Knox Admitted" Hiring Woman as Impersonator Widow's Body Found in Shallow Grave in Garden LeMnrs, la. ijp) —Officers began further excavation today In the yard of the Knox home here as a part of the search for an uniden- ; tified woman In the LeMars "kit- >: chen cabinet coffin mystery." ' State Agent George Dickey said Mrs. Sumner Knox has admitted ; : she engaged the reputed unidentified woman to Impersonate her mother, Mrs. L. A. Trow, to quiet suspicion of neighbors. CHANGES FILED Sheriff Frank Scholar an- ; nounced charges of illegal burial and obtaining money under false pretenses would be filed against Mrs. Knox. The sheriff said he was pushing a nation-wide hunt for Sumner Knox, son-in-law of the woman whose body was found in a I shallow grave in the yard of the i home where she lived with her I daughter. J The gruesome find— which involves two figures of an equally bizarre forgery case of several years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Knox—was made shortly after Sheriff Scholer took Mrs. Knox into protective custody. PENSIONED WIDOW The dead woman, Mrs. Trow, a pensioned Civil War widow and mother of Mrs. Knox, had been living at the Knox home. Neighbors reported suspicious doings there. They declared they had seen Mrs. Knox digging in her garden in the night time. They said she had introduced a strange woman to them as her mother. Two newspaper men, who went to investigate the case, were denied an interview with Mrs. Trow then the sheriff started an inves- | tlgatlon. I He said Mrs. Knox admitted she had been cashing her mother's pension checks and had told con- I flicting stories about where her j mother was. She said she also ad- | mitted another woman in the nouse t0 impersonate her mother to allay the neighbors suspicions. \

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  1. Carroll Daily Herald,
  2. 14 Nov 1938, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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