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A detailed synopsis of the case so far up until 7/31/1954. This article's author also writes that the Sheppard's pet dog, Koko, failed to sound an alarm. When Mayor Houk arrived at the house, Koko was apparently running around the house, and reportedly injured.
Marilyn Sheppard, Sam Sheppard, William J. Corrigan, Fred F. Drenkhan, Don Ahern, Nancy Ahern, KoKo, Susan Hayes, Gerard Deutchlander, John G. Blair
Cleveland Plain Dealer, "54/07/31 Killing Ripped Placid Existence of Villagers" (1954). All Articles. 336.