Return of The Black Pharaoh
Newspaper Clipping May 24, 1920
CARLYLE MASSACRE CONFIRMED
NAIROBI (Reuters)—The massacre of the long-missing Carlyle expedition was confirmed today by district police representatives. Roger Carlyle, New York’s rollicking playboy, is counted among the missing. Authorities blame hostile Nandi tribesmen for the shocking murders. Remains of at least two dozen expedition members and bearers are thought found in several concealed grave sites. Erica Carlyle, Roger Carlyle’s sister and apparent heiress to the Carlyle family fortune, led the dangerous search for her brother and his party. She credited Kikuyu tribesmen for the discovery, though police actually found the site. Among other expedition members believed lost are Sir Aubrey Penhew, noted Egyptologist; New York socialite Hypatia Masters, and Dr. Robert Huston. Many bearers also are reported dead.
—NEW YORK PILLAR/RIPOSTE, May 24, 1920