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    NY - Christopher Cooley, 78, found strangled, Manhattan, 16 March 2016

    A wealthy widower has been found strangled to death in his Upper East Side apartment with the door locked from the inside and days worth of deliveries at the door.
    Christopher Cooley, 78, was seated on the couch in his living room with a necktie wrapped twice around his neck when the building's super came in through a back door.
    Cooley had congealed blood in his hair and a pillow over his head, the New York Times reported There was a shattered lamp at his feet.
    Coroners said on Friday that Cooley had been strangled to death.


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    Interesting case, this; look for solving soon.

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    A tuft of hair found clutched in the hand of a murdered Upper East Side socialite may help detectives find his killer, police sources said Saturday.

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    Investigators had two possible suspects Cooley knew, a police source said. Whoever killed him likely had a key: When his decomposing body was discovered, his doors were locked, the sources said.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2578811
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    While living in Venice as a younger man, Mr. Cooley had gotten to know Ezra Pound, the poet who was indicted on a treason charge for his wartime support of Fascist Italy, and even attended the poet’s last birthday party, days before Pound’s death, according to one book.

    Reached by telephone, a sister of Mr. Cooley’s, Clare Cooley Edwards, declined to speak about his death.

    Mr. Cooley’s frequent vacations were one reason his death went unnoticed for some time, a doorman, who gave his name as Alex, said in an interview. By the time he was found, newspapers dating to March 5 had piled up at his door. But Alex, speaking while on a cigarette break, said he and the other doormen had not suspected anything because “Mr. Cooley often vacationed in Europe and didn’t tell the building that he was leaving.”

    The first person to worry about his absence was an out-of-state sister, who called the building after being unable to reach her brother, the police said. At the sister’s request, the building’s superintendent opened Mr. Cooley’s apartment through a back door. The tenant was found dead, the police said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/ny...ents.html?_r=0
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    Cooley's late wife was Mary Mendenhall Cooley.

    A bit more here: http://www.golob-gm.si/3-olga-rudge-...-ten-years.htm



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