The murder of Roberta Rinearson

Police officers John A. Peters, left, and Edward Marcoline, right, examine the body of Roberta Rinearson at the crime scene on Dec. 18, 1948. Rinearsons badly beaten body was found in a ditch along County Line Road, just northeast of Elmhurst, Ill.

( Chicago Tribune historical photo )

Police officers John A. Peters, left, and Edward Marcoline, right, examine the body of Roberta Rinearson at the crime scene on Dec. 18, 1948. Rinearsons badly beaten body was found in a ditch along County Line Road, just northeast of Elmhurst, Ill.

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