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Reporter Dies / Mafia Investigation #43843

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 14, 1976
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(Studio) House Republican leader John Rhodes calls for federal investigation into death of Arizona reporter Don Bolles. Bolles died Sunday from injuries received while investigating Mafia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Phoenix, Arizona) Bolles died after 11 days in hospital and amputation of both legs and arm. On June 2, Bolles went to hotel to meet informant. Mtg. was setup and bomb exploded when he returned to car. To those 1st on scene, Bolles spoke of Mafia, company suspected of land fraud, and John Adamson. Adamson charged with murder. "Arizona Republic" assigned Bolles to state legislature after his research on organized crime made him most celebrated Arizona reporter [Reporter Paul DEAN - says all organized crime has achieved by murder is to bring more heat upon themselves.] Bolles' colleagues determined to begin where Bolles left off.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker (KTVK-TV)

Reasoner, Harry

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