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Chicago Mystery #245376

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 13, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Chicago homicide mystery.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Body pulled from Chicago River 3 weeks ago. Man identified as William Hamilton identified body as Estel Blevins, broker with Merrill Lynch. Police believe Blevins himself made identification. [Chief of Detectives Captain James O'GRADY - relates what the real Hamilton told police about Blevins' scheme.] Body identified as retired Navy diver, Joseph Tallarico. [Victim's sister Joseph TALLARICO - says Joseph deserved better than being thrown in river and having his body cremated.] Police look for Blevins and others and killers of Tallarico.

Cronkite, Walter;
Kurtis, Bill

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