50 Years Ago: Man found murdered off Robin Hood Road

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 25, 1962:

A body of an unidentified man was found off Robin Hood Road. According to the sheriff, it appeared the man had been murdered. His clothing failed to yield any evidence, but there was wire around his neck and tape was on both of his wrists. The man was described as being in his 20s and slender, six feet tall and weighing about 158 pounds. It appeared that his body had been dragged from a parked car and down over an embankment. One shoe was found about 15 feet from the road. The body was discovered lying 20 feet off Robin Hood Road, a mile and a half off Route 40.

A druggist for Richardson's Pharmacy, Peyton Stime, was killed when his car crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a pick-up truck. Stime suffered head and chest injuries and was the 22nd person to die in an auto accident in Harford County in 1962.

Five men were taken into custody in connection with a series of burglaries in Harford County. It was estimated that $422 worth of tires, radios, air rifles, ammunition, shoes and clothing was stolen from Klein's in Forest Hill. The group was also suspected of being involved in breaking into four cabins near Glen Cove; the Glen Cove Marina, where knives and radios were taken; Hagy's Service Station on Paradise Road, where tires, batteries, ice cream, candy, lighters and cigarettes were taken; the Berkley Store, where lighters, cigarettes and food were stolen; and the Wilson residence at Castleton, where a .32 caliber revolver was taken.

Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles was the guest of Bata's president, Gus Dolezal, at the Aberdeen Rotary Club's luncheon. Before attending the Rotary Club meeting, Robinson stopped by the Bata factory in Belcamp and was taken on a tour of the workshops. Bata's president showed Robinson charts detailing recent improvements at the Belcamp plant, explained the sales operations and discussed samples of footwear in production. At the Rotary luncheon at the Redwood Inn, Robinson was guest speaker. He talked about the past baseball season and prospects for the future. Robinson also held an open question session which was greatly appreciated by those in attendance.

The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company welcomed a new ambulance into service. The company, realizing that ambulances were being required more frequently in the Bel Air area, elected to retain the old ambulance as well. Both ambulances had been used in transporting victims to the hospital following recent automobile accidents.

In a political ad by the Harford County Restaurant Owners' Association: "Vote For Question A, so that restaurants and clubs in Harford County may continue to serve mixed drinks. People drink moderately when they drink with meals. License fees and taxes paid by restaurant and club owners provide much needed revenue – help to build good roads in the county and help to keep your taxes down."

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