Myrtle Wilson And Jay Gatsby's Death

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JAY GATSBY FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME Noted entrepreneur victim of fatal gunshot. No Witnesses of the Death. NEW YORK, 16 August – Reports that wealthy New York entrepreneur Mr. Jay Gatsby has been shot dead have now been confirmed by New York police. According to the authorities, the 32-year-old was found yesterday evening by his butler and friend Mr Nick Carraway. The tragedy occurred in his very own pool in West Egg. There are currently no witnesses of the death itself, though there have been multiple reports of two successive gun shots being heard from the West Egg village. Mr. Carraway, the late Mr. Gatsby’s neighbour, confirmed to the police that Mr. Gatsby was still lying on a blue pneumatic mattress when he was found bleeding into the pool …show more content…

Wilson is unknown, though there is much speculation that Mr. Gatsby’s death is closely tied to an accident that was reported a day before his death. Some readers may remember that a car accident was reported a few days ago. To briefly sum up the case, Myrtle Wilson was killed in a gruesome hit-and-run in the Valley of Ashes. The death car was large and yellow, and drove off at fifty to sixty miles according to eyewitnesses. It has now been confirmed that Myrtle Wilson was in fact the wife of George Wilson, primary suspect of the case of Mr. Gatsby’s murder. Residents of New York might find the yellow automobile familiar, as it is often reported to be seen at Mr. Gatsby’s parties or being recklessly driven on the streets of New York by Mr. Gatsby himself. Principal witness at the inquest of the car accident, Mr. Mavro Michaelis, provided more details on the Wilsons. Mr. Michaelis has been running the coffee joint beside Mr. Wilson’s auto-mechanic shop for four years, and appears to be the closest acquaintance of Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson reportedly told Mr. Michaelis that he was keeping his wife locked upstairs before they would move west in a few days. According to Mr. Michaelis, Mrs. Wilson was heard in the evening arguing with her husband, and seen running towards the death car as if intending to speak to the person inside, clearly unaware that this car would be the cause of her …show more content…

Gatsby’s peculiar involvement in this accident fuels the rumour that Mrs. Wilson was in fact having an affair with Mr. Gatsby. However, the rumour was disputed by Mrs. Wilson’s sister, Catherine, who was present at the inquiry of Mr. Gatsby’s death. “Myrtle and George were very much in love,” she testified. “Myrtle having an affair with Mr. Gatbsy? I’ve never heard of such a ridiculous thing! She’s never even met him. She was crazy about him… crazy about George. Myrtle was into no mischief whatsoever.” There will thus be no official investigation by the Long Island officials into the connection between Mrs. Wilson’s death and Mr. Gatsby’s death, according to a statement made by District Attorney Samuel T. Buckle. “I am convinced that the death of Mr. Gatsby has no relation to the tragedy that occurred in the Valley of Ashes. There will be no investigation as far as Long Island officials are concerned. There is every reason to believe that Mr. Wilson was a madman deranged by the grief of losing his wife.” Further investigations on both deaths are being carried out separately by authorities. Mr. Gatsby is thought to be survived by his father, Henry C. Gatz, of Minnesota. It is not disclosed when a funeral for Mr. Gatsby will be held, although his absence will surely be grieved by the avid party-goers of New

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