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PAGE FOUR SECTION A THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR TUCSON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1977 2 killed in 1-10 accidents Investigators baffled by Morgan death clues A Tucson woman and a Los Angeles roan were killed in separate single-car accidents early yesterday and late Monday on Interstate 10. Elise Judith Beaman, 20, of 302 N. Med-ford Dr., apparently lost control of her east-bound car at about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, the Dept. of Public Safety said. The car turned over twice in the median between Ruthrauff and Prince roads, rolling over her, the DPS said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Michael Fiore, 20, died at about 10:40 p.m. Monday when the small truck in which he was riding east veered onto the median between Miracle Mile and Grant Rd., the DPSsaid. , The car rolled over at least three times, ejecting Fiore and the driver, Russell L. Luchetta, 19, also of Los Angeles. After being treated for minor injuries at St. Mary's Hospital, Luchetta was jailed on charges of vehicular manslaughter and speeding. He was being held last night on $1,100 bond. W SCIIOL L'S WOMEN'S SANDALS WOMEN'S SHOE FINAL CLEARANCE Values to $25 11 - and 2 LV I All CAICCEIkJAI V f v WOMEN'S LOCKE FOOT SO PORT Entire stock of summer dreu shoes. Boiw, White, Tu-torwt. Reg. to $41. 51 f90 u "Se Habla Espanol" 57 E. PENNINGTON m BANKAMIRICARD MASTER CHARGE ENNA JETTICKS Summer styles & colors for Women. Not all sizes in every style. Reg. to $20. $47190 TO$1890 NO PHONE ORDERS MEN'S SHOES FOOT-SO-PORT WEYENBERG ROBLEE Selected group of discon tinued styles, ffcg t0 U j 1 i A A A A ' ' A A A iaTi!Tii7oi 54 nun I O TO $28.90 4l By BOB SVEJCARA The ArlaoM Dairy Star The late Charles C. Morgan loving father, mystery man, or both? ' , ' . Since the discovery of his body east of Sells Saturday the bizarre circumstances and facts surrounding bis death mount while sheriff's detectives continue their investigation. On Tuesday, June 14, an anonymous woman called the Morgan home and asked for Ruth, his wife. "Chuck is all right and everything will be all right," the woman told her, recommending a Biblical passage for comfort before hanging up. Charles Morgan, 39, had been gone for a week. Four days later his body was found by passers-by alongside Arizo-na 86, about 13 miles east of Sells, dead of a single bullet wound in the head. Two days after the discovery of the body, Morgan's attorney, Ronald J. Newman, confirmed that Morgan had given secret testimony May 11 to the Attorney General's Office. On the morning of his second disappearance since March, Mrs. Morgan took the four daughters to school. Charles was to attend a Masonic meeting that evening. He went to work. In the afternoon he called from a downtown pay phone and told his staff at the Statewide Escrow Service, Inc., that he would be in the office in 30 minutes to an hour. He never arrived 1 Between the time of his disappearance and the discovery of his body, Morgan had registered at a southside motel. During his stay there he met several times with a woman he reportedly had been seeing socially and poured out his fears. There was a $90,000 contract out on his life, escalating at the rate of $5,000 a day, he said. The contract, he told the woman, was in retaliation for testimony that he had given before the "U.S. Judiciary in Washington, D.C." His talk was rambling much of the time; the woman told investigators. Some of the time he was incoherent and didn't make sense, she said, adding that she was not shown any evidence that would account for his fear. Before Morgan became president of Statewide Escrow in May he worked for Western Title. He was fired in January following a personality clash with a supervisor. - I (1 I Star anew by Art Oretkerf er Ruth Morgan Two months later he disappeared for four days. His widow said last night he returned after the first disappearance with plastic handcuffs on both hands and one of another set still hanging from an ankle. He could not speak, she said, but he handed her a note saying that be had been abducted. The inside of his throat, she said, had been painted with hallucinogens. ' After the hallucinogens had been removed he told her that he had escaped from "them" his abductors at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. "He managed to scribble out that he had been drugged," said the widow, trying to control her frequent sobbing during an interview at her home. "They were trying to drive my husband committably insane," she said. "They did not want him to open Statewide Escrow." ' Her husband told her, she said, that they could not go to law-enforcement authorities because, if strangers were seen at the house, it would "sign the death warrant for the entire family." She said he never revealed who was threatening him because, "The less I knew, the less likelihood there would be of anyone hurting me or my children." The contradictions that continue to baffle investigators include such facts as: When Morgan's car was found near his body, there were several sets of plastic handcuffs in the trunk. Although his widow said Morgan had never sought or been under psychiatric care, investigators said they spoke to several persons who questioned his recent mental stability. Morgan, his widow said, had been on the University of Arizona rifle team before his graduation, but did not carry guns as a rule since then. At least six guns were found in the car, some in the back seat covered with washcloths. A pistol was found near the body with one round fired. There were indications that Morgan had been target shooting not long before his death. Empty cartridges were found in his pockets. He was wearing a bulletproof vest. On questioning Mrs. Morgan about the possibility that her husband had been seeing another woman, she denied it. "A woman knows when her man has strayed, and Chuck hasn't strayed in 19 years," she said. "He was a very, very strong man, a devoted and loving husband who did not stray. He was an orderly person. He would not have waited 11 days to shoot himself, but if be had, there would have been a note to me and the children." She said that if it had been possible for her husband to contact her during the latest disappearance, he would have done so. "I've lost a loving husband, a man who will never be replaced. How do you answer a child's questions as to why? This has been a house of love and devotion. His death has left me limp and absolutely devastated. I and my children have been hurt beyond belief." . oooo o o M OOOOQOOOOOQ! regsirds to Broadwa lc O O O O o o o o o o o o OOOQ 00 If you have to get from Tucson to New York, there's really only one airline you should fly. American. We give you more flights than any other airline to New York. Including through service to JFK so you can make convenient connections to international flights. So, if you've got a tight schedule, take a look at our schedule. Getting you to New York at your convenience js one of the things we do best. rim 1 J i r i American is the No. t choice for domestic travel. First the Airline Passengers ; Assoc. surveyed its frequent- flying members. Then the Opinion Research Cora, sur veyed middle and top management executives. In both cases, more people preferred A merican than my other US. airline. We think it's because of , 36,000 courteous, efficient American employees.One of them is John Johnson, , ticket lift agent here in Tucson. Q For reservations or information call us or your Travel Agent tucson Variable cloudiness and humid with brief gusty winds. Slight chance of rain. High in low 90s. Low about 70. Highest temp, yesterday - 94 Mignesr Temp, year ago High record this date 195 . Low temp, yesterday Low temp, year ago Low record this date (1975) Mean temp, yesterday ....... weather tram National Weather Service 102 109 U 7 59 1 90 Normal temp, this date M Barometer 29.Mto - 29.04 In. Humidity 5 a.m. 23 5 p.m. 27 dJ Mean temp, year ago At rain gauge Normal credo to date 2 41 Yesterday's precipitation 00 Precipitation to date ....... 312 rainfall probability 10 Data tor 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. MST Date June 21. 1977 reservoir level 6 a.m. June 21: Satisfactory, 77 mil lion gallons is minion is tuut. arizona P i Cloud cover at 10 a.m. yesterday, as photographed by weather satellite. 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