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After meeting with Safety Director John McCormick, Police Chief Frank Story and Detective Chief James McArthur, Cleveland Mayor Anthony J. Celebrezze announced the City of Cleveland would take over the Marilyn Sheppard murder investigation. Chief Story, who would head up the investigation, said he "is convinced he knows the identity of the murderer." Captain David Kerr, head of Cleveland's homicide squad, was ordered to cut short his vacation and return home to work on the investigation. The article also reports that Sam refuses to take a lie detector test as well as to work with Dr. Alan R. Moritz, Head of Pathology at Western Reserve University Medical School, who offered to assist both law enforcement and the Sheppard Family.
William J. Corrigan, Sam Sheppard, Cleveland Press, police investigation, Samuel R. Gerber, Anthony J. Celebrezze, Frank W. Story, David E. Kerr, James McArthur, John McCormick, Alan R. Moritz
Cleveland Press, "54/07/21 Dr. Sheppard Bars Truth Test, City Takes Over Bay Probe, Story Sure He Knows Slayer" (1954). All Articles. 63.