Seattle Daily Press, 5/23/1937 abstracted A pile of bloodstained clothes had been found near a Union-Pacific timber-treating plant. At the same time, the owner of a sedan, J. L. McCarthy,found abandoned near Downey, ID was held for questioning. McCarthy was either under the influence of narcotics or faking it, he couldn't answer the questions. The condition of the sedan indicated that a body had been thrust under a rear seat and had been driven a considerable distance before it was removed.
Riverside Daily Press, Riverside, CA 6/18/1937 abstracted Mutilated man found at Burley, ID June 1 Patrick's wife sent a letter to the Pocatello sheriff asking if it was her husband, she enclosed a picture. He was from Ontario, CA and had gone to Idaho to seek work. He left about Jan 1, he had gotten an Idaho drivers' license April 29th.
6/19/1937 Sheriff Maurice J. Rossiter of Pocatello said the corpse was not that of Patrick J. McCarthy, the description didn't fit.
Riverside Daily Press 8/24/1937 P. J. McCarthy arrested for illegal picketing, bond, $1000 at the CIO Metropolitan aquaduct project in Banning CA