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Luke Killan

Coroner's Inquest Report.
State of Indiana,
Porter County.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 14th day of November, 1876, information was given to me that the dead body of a man was lying at the Michigan Central railway crossing of Willow Creek in Portage township, of said state and county, supposed to have come to his death by violence or casualty, and I thereupon caused a jury to be summoned, sworn, and charged to ascertain, so far as possible, the cause and circumstances of said death. Witnesses were therefore called and sworn, and evidence reduced to writing, signed by both said jury and myself and filed in the clerk's office of said county, whereupon said jury made their verdict that decedent's name was Luke Killan, that his age was 55, his stature 5 feet 6 inches, and thick built, and dressed with dark clothes; and that he came to his death by a train on the Michigan Central railway between the hours of 6 P. M. Nov. 13, and 5 A. M. Nov. 14, 1876, by walking on the track while drunk, and that the jury exonerated the company from all blame. No valuable articles were found on his person, nor had he relatives or other friends to take charge of his body, which was therefore left in charge of the township trustee for burial.

Coroner of Porter County.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: November 30, 1876
Volume Number: 20
Issue Number: 48
Page: 2
Column(s): 7

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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