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Investigator checking for fingerprints
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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John W. Schilling, employee of the sheriff's office of identification, is shown looking for the presence of fingerprints on a letter sent to District Attorney Buron Fitts, who was wounded by gunfire. The letter reads: "Keep your eyes on the road to liberty." Authorities believe that the letter, postmarked two hours before Buron Fitts was shot, may have been mailed by some person sent to prison by the prosecutor. Photo dated: March 9, 1937.
1 photograph :b&w
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Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1575-Fitts, Buron.; HE-001-427 4x5
Schilling, John W
Criminal investigation--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Fitts, Buron

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