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'Curious George' co-author Alan Shalleck dead, homicide suspected


UPI News Service, 02/08/2006 

Boynton Beach, Fla., police are treating the death of "Curious George" co-writer Alan Shalleck as a homicide, it was reported Wednesday.

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Shalleck's body was discovered Tuesday under garbage bags at his home at a senior citizen retirement village, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. He had been missing for two days.

Shalleck co-wrote several books with "Curious George" creator Margret Rey and wrote and directed 105 episodes of the Disney Channel's short cartoons based on the series, the newspaper said.

Police have not revealed the cause of Shalleck's death but told the newspaper their investigation focused on homicide.

His body was found by the maintenance supervisor at the retirement village who discovered the body while picking up trash.

"I could see blood all over the place," he said.


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