Reports from Radford, Virginla, yesterday turned the search for the missing William Burgess to the South, as police in that city said that a man answering his description had been identified by three people, as he sold magazines in a door-to-door canvass.
Charles II. Howell, Radford police chief, last night told the CRIMSON that a Mrs. W. B. Thurman had identified Burgess from the picture on the police poster, as had two local barbers. The man said his name was Donald Hicks, and gave the Chicago address of his sales manager to subscribers.
Was Going to "Work"
According to Mrs. Thurman he said he was a "sophomore in law school in Massachusetts," and was going to "work" all the big cities between there and New Orleans, specifically naming Atlanta, Georgia. He said he planned to go back when he got enough money.
"Not in Charles River," Say Police
Police again yesterday said that Burgess's body is positively not in the Charles, despite the recent testimony of Robert Capella, who said he saw him drown. Amnesia has been considered as a possible cause of the disappearance.