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'(necrophilism is a woman's" dis
ease)." But while'' Coroner Hoffman
was giving orders for 'a .medical
' examination of Mrs. Vermilya,a
conference was being, held in the
office of State's Attorney Burn
ham, in charge of the case for the
The conference was oh the ad
visability of further arrests being
made in.connection'with the Ver
milya case'. . . , - "
It fs admitted by Burriham that
such further arrests are likely at
any time." But he-also says that
they will "not likely be made until
Mrs. Vermilya herself appears be
fore the grand jury.
This, Burnha msays, w.ill take
place at the earliest possible mo
ment. He and State's Attorney
Wayman believe that Mrs. Ver
milya's attorney Burres, intends
to attempt to secure the1 release
of Mrs. Vermilya on bonds with
in a few days. '
It is for this reason that every
effort will bemade to have Mrs.
Vermilya indicted by the grand
jury as soon as possible It is
feared that if Mrs." V(ermilya
should be freed x on bonds, she
would commit suicide immediate
ly, and, as the police put it, "cheat
Who the, other persons are
whom may be arrested.in connec
tion with the case, neither the
state's attorney the police nor
the coroner will say.
But Coroner Hoffman had one
significant -remark to make.
The causes of death given in
some of the death certificates of
the cases "associated ' with Mrs.
Vermilya look 'suspicious.
"Ixuthe certificate of ' Charles
Vermilya, Mrs. Vermilya's sec
ond husband the" causeof death
is given as acutfe "gastritis,,, and
the duration of theiilness'as eight
days. . The ; certificate of death
was' sighed' by, "Dr. 'Elisha T.
Hook. -' : ; -' --; -
"The. certjficafeio'f -Richard T.
- - a3&7r7''
Miss iydia Rivard of Kankokee,
Smith gives the cause of death as
acute gastritis "and the' duration
of. the illness two days. That of
Frank Brinkamp gives the cause
as loba'r pneumonia" and 'the dura
tion 'of illness two months. Both
of these -were issued by Dr. L. L,
Hertel:- - '
"Brinkamo'is reported "to have
vomited 'considerably before his
death. But patients don't vomit
when suffering from that disease.
"Of course, the-symptoms of