Murder of Lassuax - 1875
Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 8/30/2017 at 10:44:11
Wednesday, June 30, 1875
Paper: Dubuque Daily Times (Dubuque, Iowa)
Among are state items will be found an account of a murder of a merchant at Creston, Iowa, named Lassaux. On Monday the mayor of Des Moines received a postal card from the post office on which was written: “I killed Lassaux, had to knock him down to get away; catch me, if you can.” A description of the man who dropped the card was procured from the post master, and he was followed to a point about seven miles out on the prairie. A revolver was presented at him and he was told to surrender. He said, “you have me now,” and immediately cut his throat with a razor he held in his hand, and died in a few minutes. There is but little doubt that he is the man who killed Lassaux in his store on the night of the 23d, by a blow on the head.
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