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attempted to deny any complicity in the fraud, but her real
anxiety was to get news of her husband and her three children.
Alice she had not seen since the girl had gone to Philadelphia to
identify the supposed remains of her father. Shortly after this
Holmes had come to Mrs. Pitezel at St. Louis, and taken away
Nellie and Howard to join Alice, who, he said, was in the care of
a widow lady at Ovington, Kentucky. Since then Mrs. Pitezel had
seen nothing of the children or her husband. At Holmes'
direction she had gone to Detroit, Toronto, Ogdensberg and,
lastly, to Burlington in the hope of meeting either Pitezel or
the children, but in vain. She believed that her husband had
A Book of Remarkable Criminals