You know, the more newspapers I read from that era, the more confusing this story gets. It seems they never took any care with name spelling, or even getting the names right. In some stories Mr. Buehler is Frank and in others Herman. I saw all sorts of wacky things printed about this case, so I guess it can be no real surprise that it might have been a hoax that she was ever an heiress at all!
So much for truth in what you read!