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The County.
We learn about the following particulars about the recent finding of the dead man in the Kankakee. Lorenzo Brainerd was putting out traps for rats along the river just before sundown and saw something glisten in the sun under an old tree that leaned over the river. On getting closer he found it was the toe of a man's boot with large nails in it. One of his legs was cramped up till his knee was out of the water. It was some distance from the trappers' shanty, and when he got there he told Had Folsom and Jerome Rathbone what he had seen. Next morning they all went to the place and found the statement true. They also found on close examination that the dead man was not shot, as heretofore reported, but had had his skull crushed by a blow by some hard weapon like a club or stone. After he was killed 2 iron pump-tips were tied on his back before he was thrown in the river. The man arrested for the murder days he bought everything the dead man had before his disappearance paying him $400 in a draft which he had likely started to Chicago to get cashed. To the remark that if he started for Chicago he would probably have worn his best clothes, prisoner replied that they were taken with him, but examination found them with his other things. The dead man was a German widower.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: November 13, 1884
Volume Number: 28
Issue Number: 46
Page: 4
Column(s): 1

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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