December 3rd, 1942.

Miss Alice Bethea,
Rt. 2,
Ellisville, Miss.,

Dear Madam:

            With reference to your telegram of November 14th and your letter of November 16 to District Inspector Case in respect of your brother Edward Talmage Bethea, seaman 1st class U.S.C.G., a passenger on the ill-fated S.S. Caribou, I beg to enclose copy of report of District Inspector Case for your information.

            I regret to advise that the body of your brother has not been recovered, at least, not to our knowledge.  However, if it should be recovered I shall let you know immediately.



                                                                                                Your very truly,

                                                                                                P.J. O’Neill,

                                                                                                Chief of Police

Source: "Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador."


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