Saturday, April 7, 2012
"Seek Women Friends of Murdered Greek" article - New York Times, September 5, 1921
Published in The New York Times, September 5, 1921
SEEK WOMEN FRIENDS
OF MURDERED GREEK
Police Want to Question Them –
Think Jealous Man May Have Killed Rich Furrier.
Women friends of Gregory Day, wealthy Greek furrier who was shot and killed late Saturday night in the hallway of his apartment at 239 East Twenty-eighth Street, were being sought last night be detectives investigating the murder. One of the police theories is that the slaying of Day has elements akin to the Elwell murder.
Despite the earlier stories of the murder, which had two men fleeing from the apartment house, investigation disclosed that no one left the building after the two shots were fired. A tenant on the top floor gave this information to the detectives, declaring that she had been seated on the fire escape of her apartment when the shots rang out.
Delving into the past of the furrier, detectives learned that he had been in the habit of entertaining women friends in his apartment. Pictures of two of these were obtained by the police, but it was explained that the quest for the girls was merely for the purpose of questioning them. Detectives believe that a friend of one of the girls, jealous of the attentions of the furrier, might have killed the man.
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