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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kaplte Gazette: Mar. 2J, 1974 BCI Agents Saturate Crime Areas in Clue Quest By Charles Roberts DES MOINES (AP) Stale crime tarry shaving gear and two days' clothing in their cars in case they are rushed to probe crimes such as the slayings of two Cedar Rapids teen-agers. The Iowa bureau of criminal investigation (BCD drew its agents from such lered points as Mason City, DCS Moines, Cedar Falls, Burlington, Davenport, Ccn- tcrville and Council Bluffs to saturate areas where the two teens were found. Eleven state agents were called to investigate the deaths of Maureen Connolly, 17, and Michael Servey, 18. The law officers helped local a u t h o r i t i e s in the Cedar Rapids area and near Anamo- sa investigate the deaths, and arrest two suspects. "Don't Rush" Miss Connolly's corpse was found last Saturday near Ana- mosa. Servey was discovered in a wooded area south of Cedar Rapids. "Probably the most impor- tant thing is to protect the crime scene and don't rush explained BCI Director Craig Beek in an interview. "Once you've moved the body, you've burned a bridge" and may have lost some evi- dence. That is why it is very im- portant that local law officers understand that it is vital to make sure nothing is dis- turbed until the experts ar- rive, he said. But there is one chore a po- liceman must do as soon as he gets to a murder scene even if some evidence is dis- turbed, the director said. "He must make sure the body is dead. The first mis- sion is to preserve life." By flooding a crime area with state agents .to supple- ment the investigation made by local authorities, the BCI often can uncover clues before lime washes them from the minds of potential witnesses, he said. Through their investigation, of the Connolly and Servey slayings, state agents and local officials developed a lead that led to the arrests of Atwell' Conner, 29, of near Cedar Rapids, and George Nowlin, 31, Keystone, who were picked up Tuesday. Charges They were charged with murder and robbery with ag- gravation in Cedar Rapids, and with murder and rape in Anamosa. Miss Connolly and Servey disappeared March 3 after asking a friend to bring gaso- line for their auto parked on a south Cedar Rapids street. Miss Connolly's body was found last Saturday, Servey's one day later. When word was received in DCS Moines that the murders occurred, a state agent and a BCI chemist both assigned to the state crime laboratory, climbed into a squad car equipped as a mini-lab and rushed to the scene. The squad car carries red lights Notes by Frank Nye Grassley Considers His First Prize Appropriate DES MOINES State Rep. Charles Grassley (R-New a candidate for the Republican nomination for Third district congressman, says the biggest hand he's .received on his campaign travels so far was at Independence the other evening. Grassley won a door prize at the Buchanan County Cattlemen's Assn. 'dinner "I've never won anything in my life before" and it turned out to be a cattle whip. He got the big round of applause when he told the assembled guests he guessed he'd just lake it back to the legislature to use on a few recalcitrant lawmakers. D n D Spies at Work CANDIDATES who might wind up running against each cither keep an eye on the other fellow, as Sen. Michael Blouin (D- Dubuque) readily, confessed recently. Blouin is in a four-candidate race for the Democratic party's nomination for Second district congress- man. A colleague, Sen. Tom Riley (R-Cedar is in a two-candidate race for the Republican nomination for the same post. So they might, wind up as foes this fall. Someone came into the senate during a recess the other day and asked of anyone within hearing distance: "Where's Tom Up popped the accommodating Blouin with a.grin and this helpful reply: "Last time I had him spied on he was in my phone booth." and a siren, so the investiga- tors can get to a crime scene before evidence is disturbed. A. stale official said that in- vestigation now indicates that Miss Connolly and Servey were slain at the locations where they were found not killed elsewhere and tran- sported there. Medical examination showed the victims each re- ceived a bullet wound in the head. Money was taken from Ser- vey, officials believe, but Miss Connolly's purse was still on her arm when her body was discovered. Authorities said at firel that the young woman had not been molested, but later, rape charges were filed by Jones County law officers against Nowlin and Conner. Loss in Tipton Breakin TIPTON'- A lotal of in merchandise was taken in a breakin at the Cedar County Co- Op feed mill, the Cedar county sheriff's office reported Thurs- day. Entry was gained sometime between 3 and a.m. Thurs- day by breaking glass in the of- fice door. Items taken included a heavy duty, welder, spacej heater and three boxes of tools. Waukon Airs Hospital, City Paving Project WAUKON' Representatives of Waukon Medical Associates and the city hospital appeared at this week's city council" meet- ing to discuss the feasibility of expanding the city's 1973-74 pav- ing project to connect the hos- pital drive with East Main street. About two blocks would be in- volved, including an exception- ally wide area which has pro- vided a roadway as well as parking for the hospital, clinic, and Good Samaritan center. According to past policy, abut- ting property owners would pay part of the cost. The council agreed to add the paving re- quested if the cost is acceptable and if all property owners in- volved will sign waivers en- abling tlie City to bypass the usual procedure, including pub- lic hearings. 30 YEARS AGO It was revealed Nazi reinforcements were being dispatched-'to Cas- sino through a secret leading to an ancient Roman amphitheater outside town. Notice of Gas Sale Limitation Must Be Posted DES MOINES A number of service stations may be limiting purchases of gasoline without posting any notice of this, the) consumer protection division of the office of Ally. Gen. Richard Turner said Thursday. Since the normal consumer expectation is that he will not be limited in his gasoline pur- chase, any service station which is limiting sales should indicate this in a sign readily visible to the public. The consumer fraud act pro- hibits the omission of a material fact in connection with the sale or advertisement of merchan- dise. 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