The Press: The Death of a Girl

To Bayard Brunt, 38, star rewriteman on the Philadelphia Bulletin, the tip from the Miami News on the death of a young woman looked like nothing more than a routine news story—at first. All he knew was that a Miami policeman, Earl Oestreicher, had been given emergency leave to go to Philadelphia because of the sudden death there of his wife. Brunt remembered Oestreicher: only two months before, he had eloped with Philadelphia Heiress Doris Jean Silver, 22, daughter of a vice president of Food Fair Stores, Inc. (fifth largest U.S. food chain) and niece of the chain's founder.

But Brunt is...

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