CRIME: The Crazy Thing at Princeton

The room, like any small hotel room, was hot. The man pulled the varnished hotel chair up to the table, pulled out a sheet of stationery, and wrote:

"Dearest Ruth,

"I hope I have a chance to make sure you and Elizabeth got back okay in spite of the terrific 101 degrees—as I find no fear—perhaps even peace of mind but a sad lonesomeness—it is strange with a lot of people supposedly looking for me no one yet—"

All over New Jersey, police were looking for him: Henry M. Brooks, 61, described on the...

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