Police Ask Legal Meds for Advice
Greater Boston police have twice recently sought the aid Dr. Richard Ford, medical examiner for Harvard's famed Department of Legal Medicine, It was learned last night.
Ford's discovery of wood alcohol in the bodies of two Boston men confirmed police suspicious that the deaths were caused by poison liquor distributed through a gang of Revere moonshiners. There is still 100 gallons of the alcohol unaccounted for while the number of victims has reached eight. A few weeks 220, a similar situation resulted in over 25 deaths in Atlanta, Georgia.
In another case, Ford reported that the death of a girl discovered on Common wealth Avenue early Saturday morning probably was the result of a hit and run accident he did, however point out that she could have been deliberately slain.