12 - The Severed Arm Mystery

A grisly discovery made by man's best friend along the Susquehanna River near Airville, PA in 1948 leads police into a dizzying network of circumstantial clues and a case that may have links to a sex trafficking ring.  Also: account of an 1887 "maybe murder" near Elizabethtown, PA.

“Abandoned car in Md. linked to York mystery,” Harrisburg Evening News, March 16, 1948.

“Airville folks keep investigators baffled finding new bones,” York Gazette and Daily, March 25, 1948.

“Arm mystery clue proves to be dud,” York Gazette and Daily, March 30, 1948.

“Bones in burned truck not those of human,” Pottsville Republican, March 17, 1948.

“Bones unmatched, probers declare,” York Gazette and Daily, March 27, 1948.

“Car held here in York killing,” Hagerstown (MD) Daily Mail, March 16, 1948.

“Coroner to cremate mystery bones,” York Gazette and Daily, April 3, 1948.

“County severed arm case still baffles police,” York Gazette and Daily, March 19, 1948.

“FBI arrests 47 in smash at vast white slave ring centering at Ironton, O.,” Cumberland (MD) News, November 24, 1947.

“Find woman's arm; seek body,” Gettysburg Times, March 15, 1948.

“G-Men arrest 14 persons for white slavery,” Cumberland (MD) Evening Times, December 2, 1947.

“Hearing recalls 1948 attempt to rob grocer,” Cumberland (MD) News, October 6, 1954.

“Man's body discovered along river by posse seeking dead woman,” York Gazette and Daily, March 15, 1948.

“New bones case confronts cops,” York Gazette and Daily, March 24, 1948.

“Newark man gets 5 years for A&P holdup attempt,” Cumberland (MD) News, February 20, 1948.

“Paul J. Sites borne to his final rest,” Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, March 17, 1948.

“Police puzzled by arm and body in York mysteries,” Harrisburg Evening News, March 15, 1948.

“Police seek new clues in York bone mysteries,” Harrisburg Evening News, March 25, 1948.

“Police seek two for questioning in arm case,” York Gazette and Daily, March 17, 1948.

“Police seeking car in mystery of woman's arm,” York Gazette and Daily, March 16, 1948.

“Police seeking woman's body,” Harrisburg Telegraph, March 15, 1948.

“Seek further light on dismembered arm,” New Castle News, March 16, 1948.

“Seek remains of woman; dog retrieves arm,” Delaware County Times, March 15, 1948.

“Sex of severed arm owner not yet established,” York Gazette and Daily, March 18, 1948.

“Valley man's body found in river at York,” Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, March 15, 1948.

“White slavery arrests made on Bethel St.,” Hagerstown (MD) Morning Herald, December 2, 1947.

“Was he murdered?,” Lancaster Intelligencer, February 24, 1887.

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