CRIME: The Scoutmaster & the Judge

On the night of June 15, 1955, Circuit Judge Curtis E. Chillingworth and his wife spent the evening at the home of friends. At 10 p.m. they drove to their oceanfront home south of Palm Beach and disappeared. On the night of Nov. 3, 1958, a smalltime bootlegger, Lew Gene Harvey, 21, left his home with a mysterious companion. He, too, vanished in the night. Harvey's body, weighted with chains and with a bullet hole in the head, was fished out of a canal near Palm Beach a few days later, but the...

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