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Coroner's Inquest Transcript, p. 1-182, July 22, 1954

Includes testimony of J. Spencer Houk, mayor of Bay Village and friend of the Sheppards; Esther Houk, J. Spencer Houk's wife; Fred F. Drenkhan, Bay Village Police patrolman; John P. Eaton, Bay Village Police chief; Jay H. Hubach, Bay Village Police sergeant; Don and Nancy Ahern, friends of the Sheppards who were at the Sheppard home on the evening of July 3

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Bay Village, Ohio


1954 inquest, Samuel R. Gerber, Saul S. Danaceau, William J. Corrigan, J. Spencer Houk, Esther Houk, Fred F. Drenkhan, John P. Eaton, Jay H. Hubach, Don Ahern, Nancy Ahern


Photo: Mr. [Don] Ahern testifies at the Normandy Elementary School inquest, 1954, from Cleveland Memory

Transcript of Coroner's Inquest (Part 1)



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