Miscellany: Hope Chest

At Pine Lake, Mich., Florence Tabor Critchlow, onetime mystery story writer, took poison, died. Neighbors remembered that twelve years ago, while rummaging in the cellar of her mother's home, she had opened the "hope chest" of her missing sister Maud, found Maud dead inside. Maud Tabor's mother was tried for murder; but the jury disagreed when State pathologists discovered that the girl had died after an illegal operation. The mother, who is now 92, was never retried. She said she had hidden the body because "Maud did not want to be separated...

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