In Cold Blood - Chapter 2, Persons Unknown Summary & Analysis

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The Monday after the murders, several friends of Herb Clutter converged on the house to clean the mess the murders left behind, including burning some of the materials not salvageable. At the same time, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation assigned Alvin Adams Dewey, a former sheriff of Finney County and agent of western Kansas as head of the investigative team looking into the Clutter murders. Eighteen men were assigned to the case, including Special Agents Harold Nye, Roy Church, and Clarence Duntz. Dewey almost immediately held a press conference in which he addressed some of the concerns of the community. However, Dewey kept his theories to himself, especially since he was still working on them.

As Dewey began the investigation, he found himself often studying the pictures taken at the crime scene, especially footprints found and revealed by the photos in a piece of cardboard underneath...

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