CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 1931 (UP) -- Frank McEriane, known as the underworld's "cruelest killer," disappeared tonight after the bullet-pierced body of his sweetheart, Marian Miller, had been found in an expensive eight-cylinder sedan. McEriane, too, may have been killed, said his associates.
At the woman's feet in the tonneau of the car was a Pomeranian dog shot to death. In the front seat was a dead police dog. A machine gunner apparently had raked the sedan with his fire.
Two suitcases containing men's and women's clothing were found in the car, indicating that Miss Miller either had returned recently or was about to start on an automobile trip.
In hunting McEriane, police said it was possible that he was the killer and probable that he himself also had been killed. Frequently he has been called into court for brutal attacks upon women.
He once was arrested for beating Miss Miller almost to death. Again he was arrested for beating one of his sisters, Mrs. Margaret Marvis.