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October 20, 2004

Stolen statue of Helen Keller recovered

From: Chillicothe Gazette, OH - Oct 20, 2004

CLEVELAND -- A statue of Helen Keller, the deaf and blind woman who became a role model for millions, has been recovered six years after it was stolen from a talking garden for the blind.

Police said the 150-pound bronze statue depicting Keller as a child was found in the home of a Cleveland Heights art collector.

Detective Gail Maxwell said the statue was recovered Oct. 10 after an artist reported seeing it in the home of William Hahn, 54, who said he didn't know the statue was stolen. He provided police with a receipt from a now-defunct antique shop.

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