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Murders / Connecticut / Illinois #253290

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 22, 1977
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(Studio) 9 people die in Connecticut house fire early in morning and police say Mrs. Cheryl Beaudoin and 8 children were murdered.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Prospect, Connecticut) Dead are mother, 7 children and visiting cousin; father was at work; details of case noted. Police won't say if there's suspect. Neighbors say family was close knit. [Police Commissioner Edward LEONARD, Junior - says causes of deaths not yet established.] Leonard says it's biggest multiple homicide in state's history.
REPORTER: Ron Gates (WFSB Hartford)

(Studio) 4 men are found shot to death in office building elevator in Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. 3 men ran United States Universal Systems, which deals in burglar alarms. Police call it professional assassination. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Gates, Ron;
Mudd, Roger

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