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HOTEL MURDER QUIZ TURNS TO HIGH SCHOOL SET Hunt Goes On for Friend of Slain Youth A widespread Investigation of Juvenile Juvenile rlrllnrtuency In north llo high schools w nought yesterday hy pdllte they r&ntlnued to search for Donald Jay Cook, 15, of 1W! Pryn Mawr av.. In connection with the bludgeon murder of Morton Morton Stein. 16, of 4032 N. Kedzie av. Stein's stabbed and beaten body was found Friday morning in room 733 of the Stevens hotel. Police, endeavoring to learn where the two youths, who had been liv ing in the hotel since last Sunday, had obtained money to dress and entertain, said they would seek help of school and juvenile authorities authorities in questioning pupils at Senn High school, where Cook was a pupil, and Von Steuben High school and Washburne Trade school, which Stein attended. Father Heard at Inquest Meanwhile, the inquest opened yesterday at the county morgue was continued until May 25 at the request of Capt- Capt- Thomas Duffy after Alfred Stein, a chauffeur and father of the victim, testified he had not seen his son for three months. Stein protested against the taking of pictures by news photographers at the inquest and on two occasions jumped from the witness chair and started for the door, but was called back by Coroner Brodie, Cook, It was learned, was reported missing to Summcrdale police April 25 by his mother, who said at that time that her son hadn"t returned home after leaving the house at 8 a. m. on April 10. Tall to t'e Own Names The two boys registered at the Stevens hotel on May 6. Cook signed as Robert Levitus and Stein as Harold Grodon, both of New York City. From New York police it was learned that they had registered at the Rex hotel there on April 26. Stein's body was discovered at 8:15 a. m. Friday by a hotel maid who ignored a "do not disturb" f ( side tion the Ing full y,a th file11 iva vj w- w- door. The body had been stuffed th rincot to Th. hnriv rmainPd unidentified tn it TTriHa,, ,hn notice traced two telephone calls to Miss Shirley Allen. 15. of 5327 Winthrop av, a .rhnni hnhhv socks irirl. for She told nolice she had SDent most cf Thursday in the hotel room with th victim, hut that nothine im- im- proper had occurred. t Phiim Prit,i, f th hnml. eide bureau disclosed that Miss Al- Al- len was subjected to a lie detector wil Mf wn, vtorH9v ii t oe reported the test was incomplete. :hu. takPn t th iiiv-Pnii iiiv-Pnii iiiv-Pnii home. where she is being held. Mrs. Isabel of Edwards, the mother of Cook, also .- .- n.ctionArt hv T?rPit7kA and Duffy, but the information obtained Pf fmm ,pr T,nt HisHnsprt At rt rw,v Mntifli Tts Donald Edwards, but police ex- ex- w,uinA that rnnf mother. Mrs. Edwards, has been widowed twice P8- and that her first husband's name was Cook. be

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 13 May 1945, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 25

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