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Informant Recounts Slaying of Candy Heiress

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March 10, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A federal informant claims a millionaire candy heiress who mysteriously disappeared 28 years ago was beaten and shot and her body was dumped in an Indiana steel-mill furnace.

The informant's account, contained in court documents filed in Chicago, alleges that horse swindlers beat 65-year-old Helen Brach at her suburban home in early 1977.

He said they stuffed her into a car -- still alive and wrapped in a blanket -- and he was ordered to shoot her when she moaned. He said he saw her body dumped into the furnace.

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