FRANCE: M. Landru's Successor

Shepherded by two officious French detectives, a crew of workmen invaded an ugly, yellow plaster suburban villa not far from Napoleon's Chateau at Malmaison last week and started digging under the front porch. Within 18 inches they uncovered first a white handbag, then the body of a young girl, fully dressed, doubled up like a jackknife. She had been strangled. With their chests out, officers of the prefecture of police presently announced that they had solved the mystery of the disappearance of U. S. Dancer Jean De Koven, had arrested the most...

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