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Miss Susan Hayes is identified as the "mystery woman". She says Samuel H. Sheppard gave her a wrist watch to replace the one she lost while at the wedding of Sheppard's friend in California. Also, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Knitter give a description to the police of the man they saw at approximately 3:30-4 a.m. walking near the Sheppard home on the night of the murder.
Susan Hayes, Sam Sheppard, Marilyn Sheppard, John J. Mahon, Stephen A. Sheppard, Richard N. Sheppard, Richard E. Knitter, Betty Knitter, Jay H. Hubach, Fred F. Drenkhan, Don Ahern, Nancy Ahern, Elnora Helms, John F. Curry, Arthur E. Petersilge, Saul S. Danaceau, Richard Adler, Henry Speeth
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/07/13 'Mystery Woman' Says Sheppard Visited Her On Los Angeles Trip" (1954). All Articles. 291.