The body of 50-year old Povl Bang-Jensen, - a Dane - former senior political officer of the United Nations, was found in heavily wooded Alley Pond Park, New York, U.
The body of 50-year old Povl Bang-Jensen, - a Dane - former senior political officer of the United Nations, was found in heavily wooded Alley Pond Park, New York, U.S.A, November 26.Police medical examiner reports death from gunshot wounds. A pistol was tightly clutched in his right hand. A suicide note was found in his pocket.
Federal agents and police had been engaged on a nation-wide hunt for Bang-Jensen - father of five children - since he disappeared on his way home to Long Island November 23. Alley Pond Park is about one mile from his home.
While serving as Assistant Secretary to the United Nations special committee on Hungary, in 1957, Bang-Jensen was dismissed for refusing to hand over to the secretariat the names of some 80 Hungarian witnesses whom he had interviewed in an inquiry into the 1956 uprising and its suppression. He feared the list would fall into Communist hands.
He has since been under psychiatric care for depression caused by difficulties experienced in obtaining permanent employment. Since April he had held a temporary position with C.A.R.E. the philanthropic organisation.