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Day
8
Month
August
Year
1967
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Body Believed
That of Coed

By Norman Gibson

\ body found yesterday aft-
ernoon on a Superior Township
farm was tentatively identified
todav ^c ^at of a 19-year-old
Eas higan coed who dis-
appenv.., suddenly without a
trace July 9.

Authorities are attempting to
establish at University Hospital
that the body is definitely that

of Mary Fleszar, 19, who was
last seen by a roommate when
she walked out of her apart-
ment at 413 Washtenaw.

The body, decomposed beyond
recognition, was found on a Su-
perior Township farm two miles
north of Ypsilanti.

Russell Crisovan Jr., 15, of Sa-
line, son of the owner of the
farm, and Mark A. Lucas, also
15 and of Saline, came upon
the body while working at the
farm.

They drove to the Ypsilanti
post of the Michigan State Po-
lice and reported their grisly
discovery.

Dr. Henry J. Scovill of Ypsi-
lanti, medical examiner, said
the woman whose body was
found had been dead approxi-
mately one month.

Many tests were being made
today at University Hospital to
establish identity and the cause
of death.

Partial results of the autopsy
reportedly showed no bullet
holes.

Medical authorities placed the
age of the dead person at 19.

Both hands and feet were
missing from the nude body,
which was found on its side with
face down. The body was so
badly decomposed that authori-
ties had a difficult time at first
determining whether it was a
man or woman.

Young Crisovan and Lucas
had been working at the farm all
^sumnier^They were preparing

to plow a field when they heard
the slam of a car door.

Believing the noise to come
from a part of the farm which
formerly was the site of a farm
house and silo, they investi-
gated.

They found no car but a path
which appeared to have been
freshly made. Following the
path, they found the body in a
clump of bushes overgrown with
weeds.

The farm is located north of
Geddes and west of Leforge.

Police picked up pieces of
clothing at the scene but they
may be from unauthorized
dumping of rubbish in the area.

The area also is described by
police as a lovers' lane.

Medical authorities are taking
X-rays and the teeth were be-
ing compared with dental
charts.

Ypsilanti police began their
search for the missing coed
when she was reported missing
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Fleszar of 10746 Willow,
Augusta Township.

She had left her apartment,
telling her roommate she was
"going for a walk." When last
seen, she was wearing a bright
orange "tent dress" with large
white polka dots.

Also employed at the EMU
Field Service Office, Miss Fles-
zar was described as weighing
about 110 pounds, five feet, two
inches tall with brown hair and
'wearing glasses.