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BALZELL, William Died 1908

BALZELL

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 5/10/2019 at 19:03:19

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Apr. 7, 1908, FP, C5

Wm. Balzell, the man who murdered Mrs. Geddes in cold blood in the Yellow River country in Allamakee county a months{sic} ago, committed suicide while in jail in Waukon. It is reported that he saved the cords with which packages which were sent to him were tied, and securing a mop-stick, made a noose around his neck and twisted it with the mop-stick until he strangled. Allamakee county has thus been saved a large bill of expense for court costs, and the county is rid of a bad character.


 

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