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Murder Hunt At Stratford-on-Avon

LONDON, April 28.— People queuelng- for the first night of 'Romeo and Juliet' at Stratford-on-Avon saw murder-hunt detectives pull a 201b. moss-covered grave stone from the Avon. The small tombstone be-

came a vital clue as detec tives probed the death of a woman, drowned in the river near Shakespeare's burial place. The police hauled the tombstone from the river bed near the spot where a woman found It missing from its usual place In Holy Trinity churchyard, at the river's edge The police say that the tombstone may have been tied to the body of a 46 years-old Scottish midwife, Nurse Olive Bennett. A full-scale murder hunt is taking place In the quaint old town where literary lovers are fathered for the annual Shakespearian cele brations. Detectives have not ruled out accidental death but they want to know why Nurse Bennett complained to a

hotel owner recently that she was being followed. She left her maternity home, two miles from Strat ford last Friday and her body was seen in the river on Saturday. Her hat was found on the tree-fringed towpath known as Lover's Lane, not far from the Memorial Theatre, Her bottom set of dentures, her spectacle case and a shoe were found scattered between moss-covered graves In the churchyard of Holy Trinity. The police have learned that Nurse Bennett was an inoffensive little soul and she was not known to have any men friends.

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