91, a former investment counselor whose conviction in 1957 on charges of murdering his socialite wife paved the way for other prosecutions in "no body" cases, died Aug. 17 at a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported.

The body of Evelyn Throsby Scott was never found, though her dentures, glasses, and other personal items were found near an incinerator in the back yard of the Scotts' residence in Los Angeles. Mr. Scott denied killing his wife and later refused all opportunities for parole, saying acceptance would make it appear that he was guilty. He was imprisoned for 21 years before being released in 1978.


19, a star of the critically acclaimed 1980 Brazilian film, "Pixote," about abandoned children who turn to crime for survival, was killed Aug. 25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a shootout with police.

Though he received favorable reviews for his part in "Pixote," he failed to gain a professional acting career. After "Pixote," he had only two parts in plays and a six-month run in a television series.


70, head of the German Sports Federation from 1974 to 1986 who also was a prominent member of the Free Democratic Party and a former interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, died Aug. 26 in Norden, West Germany, after a heart attack.

Mr. Weyer stepped down as president of the Deutsche Sportbund for reasons of health. The federation has 20 million members in 60,000 clubs and teams in dozens of sports nationwide.