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Wife of Victim of Christmas Bombing Dies

New York Herald Tribune, Friday, January 4, 1952
By The United Press

Left Hospital Tuesday for Husband's Funeral; F.B.I. Continues Florida Probe

Sanford, FL, Jan. 3 éMrs. Harriet Moore, forty-nine, wife of Harry T. Moore, bomb slaying victim, died in a hospital here today of injuries received in the Christmas night bombing of the Negro leader's home at Mims, FL.

Dr. George H. Starke said death was caused by a blood clot. Mrs. Moore had been improving steadily until Tuesday, the day of her husband's funeral. She left the hospital that day against Dr. Starke's orders to view Mr. Moore's body at a funeral home. Mr. Moore, forty-six, was Florida secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Both he and his wife were school teachers.

Brevard County authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been investigating the bombing but have made no report.

At the time of Mr. Moore's funeral Tuesday, F.B.I. agents completed a piece-by-piece examination of the rubble of the bombed home. At an earlier inquest, County Judge V. B. Carlton said the bomb had been placed directly under Mr. Moore's bed. Officials so far have not said what type of explosive was used.

One of the Moore's two daughters, Rosalee, was also in the small frame home in another bedroom when the explosion took place. She was not injured. The second daughter, Evangeline, had not arrived for the family reunion Christmas night.

Assistant State Attorney Hubert E. Griggs and J. J. Elliott, special investigator for Gov. Fuller Warren tried to get a statement about the bombing from Mrs. Moore yesterday.

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