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Severed Finger Left After Killing

May 14, 1999

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Prints from a severed finger were being used to track down the gunmen who shot and killed the owner of an auto body shop.

Detectives discovered the finger inside Bowen Auto Body, where Spurgeon Bowen, 47, was shot dead Wednesday while arguing with three men, police said. It was unclear what started the dispute.

Investigators were not sure how the finger was cut off. They are using its print to search for the gunman who apparently lost it and the others involved.

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