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weeks after the women were
talcen to New York, a party of
five men and a young Italian girl
appeared in a Bridgeport, Conn.,
Tie men induced the girl to go
on an auto ride with them. They
drove forfiours until at last they
reached a lonely stretch of road
alongside the Putney cemetery.
There the men and the girl got
out of the auto, and told the
chauffeur to "drive up the road
The chauffeur did so. A few
minutes later, he heard five shots
fired in rapid succession. He
went back to where he had left
the men and the girl.
He found the girl's body lying
by the cemetery side, five bullet
wounds through her head. The
men had disappeared.
Three of the men were captur
ed, the next day. They were
sweated, and one of them con
fessed that he had fired the bul
lets into the head of the girl.
This man first gave his name
as Joseph Buonomo, and his ad
dress as 101 "Vyes Twenty-first
street, Chicago. One hundred
and one West Twenty-first is. a
cafe owned' by Nick Colisimo,
graft collector, and one of the
rulers of Chicago's underworld.
Buonomo or Bruno, changed
his story several timebs. He first
said the slain woman was his
wife, and that he had shot her be
cause he was drunk. Later he ad
mitted that the woman was not
his wife, but would not say why
he shot hex.
Buonomo's. picture was for
warded to Chicago. It was shown
to Detective Riccio, of Scheutt
ler's office. Riccio identified it
"That man's name is neither
Buonomo nor Bruno," he sajd.
"It is Guiseppo Amato."
"And who," Riccio was asked, .
"is Guiseppo Amato ?"
"Guiseppo Amato," Riccio fe-.
plied, "is a hanger-on at an Ital
ian resort at 106 West Twenty
first street," t
Thus the chain of circumstan-,
tial evidence is complete.
A woman in Chicago gave evi
dence to the federal authorities.-
She was threatened with deaths
and appealed for help to the po-
The police did not give theT
help, and the girl was arrested by
the government and taken to New
There the girl was released on
bail. The government today re--fuses
to say whether or not they,,
know where the girl is now, buU
they absolutely will not say they
do know where she is.
Two weeks later, a girl, an-
swering the description of this5
one who was threatened with
dea'th and who was released on
bail, is found shot to death on a
lonely road near the city rom3
which she came to Chicago.
TVia miirrlprcr ic arroctod rtnA
confesses. He is found to have
been a hanger-pn of the resort'
about which the girl gave inform-
ation to the government.
The resort at 106 West Twenty-first
street is open today, seenj-
ingly without fear of interference.