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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 9

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WANTED FOR MURDER
PHONE CAUSES ARREST
- ,W. A.. Dorr. in the Disguise in
Which he was captured in
" ' Sto&ton; Cal.-
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W, A. Door.1, of Stockton, Gal.,
7 ..accused by the .police ofhaving
murdered ieo. -Ji.4Viar.sn, a Tien
citizen -of Iiynn, 'Ms is now in
jail in Stockton. j
While a nation wide search for
the fugitive was under, way, he
slipped secretly into "town dis
guised, in blue overalls; blue jump
er, a slouch hat andXspectacles
and attempted to telephone his
aunt, Miss Orpha Marsh, to
whom was deeded Marsh's entire
estate.
His capture was made by the
police, who were notified from the
Marsh home, Dorr.having given
his 'phone number.' When arrest
ed he" had the telephone receiver
in his hand waiting for his aunt
to answer. He made no resist
ance, merely say nig :s
"Well, boys, I'm back:"
The chief of police-said he has
evidence enough to hang Dorr, al
though Dorr steadfastly main
tains his innocence. ,
The' case- presents one of the
strangest murder mysteries on
record. A strong case has been
made against Dorr on the' theory
that he killed Marsh, knowihg
thatMarsh's large estate would
go to his aunt. A will haM been
made by his aunt leaving her es'-'
tate to Dorr. The police-hint that
Dorr schemed to get her out of
the way after she had fallen heir
to Marsh's $120,000.
The accused man has led a
strange life in' Stockton. Those
who know him regard him as a
quegx person. He -;was popular,
ready in manner a'nd speech and
well, educated. At times he had
sung in the churches.
He was engagedto. many .Miss
Caroline Berliner, who, on learn
ing the n,ews, said : tll have" hard
ly recovered from the shock, but
our engagement is, not broken."
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