Earl Williams, the Atlanta Braves catcher who won the1971 National League Rookie of the Year, passed away in January of this year after suffering from myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood.
After her husband passed away, Williams’ wife Linda noticed items were missing from their home in New Jersey including several items from his baseball career. A game-used catcher’s mitt, signed baseballs from stars like Henry Aaron, a former teammate, gold jewelry, coins and envelopes with cash in them.
It turns out, a woman she trusted with her own medical care may have been responsible for the thefts.
Lynda Lupo, who was treating Linda Williams for lymphedema, was arrested and charged with theft. A trial is forthcoming.
Hank Flynn, a reporter with the TV show ‘Chasing New Jersey’ reports that some of the items were recovered from Lupo’s home but she may have bigger problems.