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This article reports that Marilyn's personal letters were read by the authorities in a hunt for leads that might help solve the murder. Letters to Marilyn from a female relative seem to hint at Sam's infidelities. (NOTE: the spelling of clue as "clew" is now archaic but appears often in Cleveland 1950s newspapers.)
Marilyn Sheppard, police investigation, Cleveland Press
Cleveland Press, "54/07/09 Letters to Slain Wife Studied for Death Clew" (1954). All Articles. 26.