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Harold Lloyd Lantrip - Garrison Man Found Dead Near Acapulco
Posted by: Mamie (ID *****2186) Date: December 10, 2006 at 15:38:48
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ACAPULCO, Mexico (UPI) - The murder of two American tourists from Texas was reported today by police who said they were seeking a third tourist who was missing and might also have been killed.

The dead men were identified as Harold Lloyd Lantrip of Garrison, Tex., and Thomas Francis Howell of Rte. 1, Box 226, Hampton, Tex. Their bullet-riddle bodies were found on a lonely beach 21 miles south of here. The third man was not identified.

Police said the men entered Mexico through Brownsville, Tex., and Matamoros, Mex., on March 27. Their identities were established by tourist cards found in a parked car nearby.

The car, a 1953 Chrysler, bore Texas license plates (TR-1782). One tire was flat. Police said a .22-cal. long barrel pistol was found under one of the bodies.

Police said an autopsy showed the men had been dead since late Saturday or early Sunday. The men were last seen alive Saturday.

Police said they found a copy of a telegram on one of the bodies sent to William D. Lantrip, Route 2, Garrison, Tex., which said, "Involved in automobile accident. Bad situation. Please send $50 to get me home."

Papers found in the abandoned car indicated Howell had been a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was presently a student. Lantrip was identified as a carpenter.

The men had registered in a local hotel on April 4.

Source: The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, Texas, ca April 7, 1956

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