Sergent, Wm. F.- Murdered - 1897
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/14/2017 at 20:19:12
Davenport Daily Republic – April 4, 1897
An Ottumwa special says: The dead body of Wm. F. Sergent, 20 years old, was found at the bottom of a coal shaft at Seymour this morning. He was last seen with two tamps last night. He had a large sum of money in his possession, which was missing from the body. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of murder. The tramps escaped. Letters indicated that the deceased was the son of J. P. Sergent, a prominent clothing merchant of Des Moines.
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