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CHESTERTON, Ind., Dec. 24.
Last Monday the body of a man was found one-half mile west of Whiting on the Lake Shore railroad. As near as can be learned August Bloom, who had charge of a gang of workmen from this place, was engaged in loading sand at that point, when one of the men John Holm by name, unearthed a human skeleton in a high state of preservation. The teeth were perfect and some of the hair still remained on the head. A few fragments of the garments worn by the person were found clinging to the bones.

Such an event must always create sadness as the finding of a body in such a place and under such circumstances indicates murder. How long the body had lain no one knows, nor is there any clue to its identity.

But the saddest part is yet to be told. One would suppose that Mr. Bloom would detail and man and have the bones buried. Any civilized person would have done so, but behold this fellow ordered the bones loaded with the sand drawn to one hundredth street, a suburb of Chicago, and there shoveled off with the dirt and sand to be used as filling for the railroad.

By Committee.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: January 1, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 38
Page: 4
Column(s): 5

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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