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The Detroit Free Press: 7/14/29

Black Hand Squad Takes Up Ax Case

Because of their knowledge of affairs among Detroit Italians, Detectives William DeLisle and Roy Pendergrass, have been assigned to work exclusively, until further notice, on the Benny Evangelist murder case, Inspector Fred W. Frahm, head of the homicide squad, announced yesterday. Frahm said the two detectives, who are members of the black hand squad, are probably better acquainted with Italians here than any other two men in the department and for that reason, he believes, will be invaluable in the work of tracing the killer who slew Evangelist, his wife and four children, July 3.

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