Jerusalem (Jun. 27)
Falastin, Arab daily newspaper, stated today it had learned that the murderer of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff has escaped to Lebanon and that the Palestine police had asked the Lebanon police to extradite the man. The police officials here, however, later informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the report published in Falastin was untrue.
Police here are continuing their investigation of Abraham Stavsky, who is being held in connection with Dr. Arlosoroff’s assassination. The police insist that by their questioning of Stavsky they are working on the right track because footprints found near the scene of Dr. Arlosoroff’s murder coincided with the measurements of Stavsky’s footprints. Another reason police suspect Stavsky is that his landlady was the first to inform them against the Revisionist whereupon they started an immediate probe.
Mrs. Arlosoroff remained unshaken in her conviction that Stavsky was the man or one of the men who assassinated her husband. She fainted when she got her first view of Stavsky in the identification parade at police headquarters.
The mystery of the dead Jew who was found near Kiryat-Anavim was solved when he was identified yesterday as Joshua Gozavatzker, 25, who was living in Tel Aviv with his mother and brother and was employed as an electrician.
Suspicion that there was some connection between the dead man and the Arlosoroff murder was dissipated when authorities definitely declared Gozavatzker was a suicide.
The man who took his own life was a moderately active member of Histadruth, Zionist labor organization. A week ago he left Tel Aviv ostensibly bound for a holiday in Rechoboth. But he never returned and following the publication of the picture of his body in all papers throughout Palestine his family today identified him.
This afternoon police made a thorough search of his house in Tel Aviv, but discovered nothing of a suspicious nature. Gozavatzker’s suicide was caused by his melancholic brooding for more than a year, according to his brother.