Monday, March 21, 2005

Husband Kills Self After Phoning Wife

March 21, 1947
Los Angeles

Robert Duff, 27, was looking for his wife, Ruth. He located her by telephone, in her attorney's office where she'd gone to discuss a separation. "So that's where you've gone," he said. "If that's the way it is, you'll never see me again."

Mr. Duff hung up, and William Esterman, his wife's attorney, called police. When they arrived at the Duff home (1116 Waterloo St.) they found Robert Duff's body on the living room floor, a .38 revolver nearby. Elsewhere in the house were the couple's young son and daughter.

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