The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 23, 1954
Page 14
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER M, 1984 Louisville Detective Still Is Hot; He Finds Brother-in-Law LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Car! Parker, the detective who fomul a sister for his wife, has added another member to the family. He found the sisters a brother yesterday. And as if the case weren't coincidental enough from the start, Parker and the brother one« lived under the same roof. The brother, born Merle Peek, be helpful telephoned Parker and was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reed, of Columbia. Ky., when he wius 3, and has since used their name. But the story needs some recapitulation: Detective Parker, who grew up in Springville, Tenn., In a family ol n children (12 are still living), (efc sorry for his wife Doris Jean, who grew up as an orphan never knowing her family. Parker put his sleuthing experience to work and located his wife's sister Miss Nancy Carol Peck, 19, last week in Marion. Ky. She Is now visiting the Parkers. But Nancy was one up on Doris Jean. She at least kncv.' the names of her sisters and brothers. She Mew she had a brother named Merle, but didn't know his adopted name. Parker and fate then took * A 8 "oial newspaper had carried the story of Mrs. Parker's reunion with Nancy-a story mentioning a b Tr e eadTwho thought she might Murder Charge Is Dropped Lawyer Wat Charged With Kidnap-Killing Of His Daughter MIAMI, Pla. I/P) - First-degree murder charges against James, I. Roberts. Baltimore attorney who v« indicted for the itldnap-staymg of nte 7-year-old daughter, have b«n dropped and the state indicated It might press perjury charger, •gainst a private detective . The charges against Roberts were dropped yesterday on recommendation of State Ally. George A. Brauligam and his stalf. Robert, at his taw office In Baltimore, said: "My only hope now Is thai authorities renew their efforts to locate and convicl the real killer." Judith Ann, 7. was kidnaped and slain July 7 while the Roberts family was visiting the home of Mrs. Boberts' parent* In Miami. Roberta was released In $10.000 bond following a habeas corpus hearing Oct. 14. Harry Ourant, one of Brantigani s nssistants, said in a statement to Circuit Judge Pal Cannon that the state lacks evidence to convicl Roberta "on any degree of homicide." He said the prosecution "cannot rely upon the very mntovtol testimony of the witness c. Clarke Wood." Wood is a private detective who claimed he had seen Roberts on the morning of July 7 near the bay- Iront thicket where the child's body was lotlnd. nraiitiuam sntti he would ask the grand jury at its next meeting whether Wood shoulC be Indicted for perjury. Hutton Divorce Is At Hand LAS VEGAS, Nev. i.l'i — Belly Button's lawyer says she may ob. tain a divorce here lomorrow [rom dance director Charles O'Curran. The actress, who contends she has retired from show business, tiled for divorce in November bul Atty. William Riiyinann said the papers could not be served or O'Curran. who is in New York, utv til Dec. 3. He has 21 days to an swer but has not yet done so. 11 he doesn't. Miss Button may ask for a default decree tomorrow. She obtained a California di vorce in Santa Monica last July 1 but it Is not linal for a year. Mis> Hutton. 33, has said she and Aim Livingston, records company exec utive, will be married after di vorces from their respcctivt mates. Livingston sued lor divorce il Santa Monica, Calif., and his wile Elaine, has liletl ri cross rom plaint. Vf, \*ft jo* horn. U M of 9*h °» 9 feet o«<J good cfc FOSTER'S Welch and Bill aid she knew a Merle Heed from Columbia, Ky., Could he possibly : the brother? Parker said he «ncw a Merle ?eed loo. They used lo live in the ame boarding house, hi fact, they vere living there when Parker narried Doris Jean last March. Parker called his former land- ally and learned Reed had moved ml was working In Charle-slown. nd. The dcteclivc then got In touch vlth Reed's employers bill the ad- Ircss they had for him was an ild one. Finally, tcred two men who did know Heed [ and succeeded in obtaining his new address. Yesterday, Hoed sat waiting in (he Parker apartment when Ills sister came home from work. "It's just unbelievable." said sau! Mrs. P-.irker. "We still have to find another sister," said Nancy. That sister is Mi's. Maurene Thompson, who w : is llvlni! In (hi: Cincinnati. Ohio, vicinity when last heard from by an uncle. "We've iound two now," saut Parker. "One more should be Barrymore Fined On Traffic Count LAS VEGAS. Nev. W— John Bar-. rymorc Jr. Interrupts celebration ol his second wedding anniversary for a Municipal Court appearance today on a reckless driving charge. Barrymore, 22, was arrested yes- ,0 HUlYlE-It might look like a dump to you, but this dwelling is. home , m I-,ns France The building has been condemned, but 145 pc-i^s, ^'lucu.,,, 30 children, continue to Hvc there for lack of anvwhern else to ac^ terday by officers who said h« was lane-changing dangerously In heavy traffic. He was jailed for about three hours until be obtained $300 ball. He and Ills wife, the former Carl Williams, said they are In Las Vegas for the anniversary of their marriage here two years ago today. LIQUORS & WINES EDDIE'S LIQUOR STORE E. Main P hone 3 ' S Owned & Opel MEAD'S *5E*y,,

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