Independent from Long Beach, California on December 14, 1958 · Page 4
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 4

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, December 14, 1958
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SU-INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM k MM. fcufer. »in»*ir 14, If II Killer of Mother, Children Hunted House to House gast he left behind a which contained a lew personal iyringe belonging! including two hunt- 1 ing knives--one six-inches long and the other 10 inches. Police said the 10-inch knife was been the weapon which took the lives of the four children. Sgt Le Count laid there \vas suitcase also a hypodermic needle an iyringe fa the lultcase and th« youth may have been takinj drugs. Ht pointed out alsc that it was possible he may have been a diabetic and camf legitimately into possession o: the instruments. EL CAJON (UPD--Authori- ties feared Saturday night that · youth suspected of shooting and butchering a mother and her four children might be holding » family hostage in nearby San Diego. Officers conducted a house- to-house search south of 44th street and El Cajon Blvd. for the boy, who called himself Charles Harrison but now is identified as Carl A. Eder, 1C. presumably, of Rochester, K Y. Roadblocks were manned in the area. Law enforcement agencies throughout the west were on the alert. The dreadful scene of butchery was discovered Friday by Thomas Pendergast when he came home from work to find the bodies of his wife and four SUSpECT ' Carl Eder as children strewn a b o u t the house. Pendergast said he was met at the door by Harrison or Eder, who threatened him with a gun and forced him to drive to downtown San Diego, 20 miles to the west. sketched from description by Tom Pendergast of El Cajon, husband and father of five murder victims. psychiatric ward at the County Hospital for his own protection.. Police feared he might attempt, to take his own life. Police were fearful that the killer might strike again if he remained at large for any length of time and roadblocks were set at the U. S.-Mexico border and at the Arizona- California border. » · * · PENDERGAST brought Har-j rison into his home Nov. 2 after picking him up as the youth; was hitchhiking. Harrison is tall and lanky in! build --·about six feet, four; inches in height and weighing, between 150 and 160 pounds. The official police bulletin described him as "pimply-faced, j slender build, with a large nose, and brown hair in a crew cut." He was last seen by Pendergast and believed to be wearing THE DISTRAUGHT father gray silk shirt and brown trousers -- garments he had taken from his benefactor. Sgt. Le Count said the mur- r O L I C E SGT. Frank Le der rampage apparently took Count, one of the first invest!- fee.between 2 and 3 oclock gators on the scene, said, ivas like a slaughterhouse--the home. He was not long in learning the horrible truth. His 37-year- old wife, Lois, he said, lay in the hallway of their home. She had been shot to death. Then in other parts of the house and the garage he found his children, sickeningly slashed. The 'children were Allen, 2, and Diana, 4, found in the bathroom; Thomas, 6, found in a bedroom, and David, 9, the eldest, found in a bathroom in the garage. He said the victims apparently fell without a struggle 'ItlFriday afternoon and added at the youth in leisurely fash- i changed his clothes and aited the arrival of Pender- st. When he fled from Pender- although David may have seen what was going on and may have tried to take refuge in the garage where his killer cornered him and slashed the little boy to death. Le Count said there was no immediate evidence of any sexual molestation although the coroner would make tests along that line. The shocked father, after he called police, was taken to the Car Crash Kills Mother, Doctor Saves Tot's Life LAS VEGAS W -- A two- ear collision killed a Las Vegas woman Saturday and threw her baby 27 feet from her car. Hospital attendants said a passing Beverly Hill, Calif., doctor gaved the infant's life by breath- Ing into its mouth. Mrs. Mary Grasso's machine was hit broadside by an auto driven by Richard Swift, 17, of Henderson, who was drag- racing with another car, Police Sgt. John Skelton reported. He said Swift's passenger, Larry Mason, 15, also of Henderson, said Swift's car was going about 90 mph JIBS. GRASSO was thrown out of her car and killed in stantly. Dr. John J. Toma drove pas! and found the 2-month-old baby, Lorraine, lying by the roadside, her breathing stopped Toma breathed into the baby's mouth en route to Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital in sheriff's car. Attendants said the child mil live. with a. beautiful bracelet to give it the {eiDelry loofe to much hi vogue. Whether it \t a plain or diamond-studded timepiece, a touch of glamour will be added with these. 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