THE MURDER ON THE DUBUQUE
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BODIES
By Sue Rekkas
Davenport Republican, Friday, August 29, 1902, page 8.
THE LEONIDAS BODIES ARE AT MEDICAL COLLEGE
But They Have Not Passed Through the Disecting Room.
If Lawyer Edward Yates of Pittsburg, Pike County, Illinois,
can prove that the widow he represents is really entitled to the
bodies of Christopher Leonidas and son Ellsworth, who were shot by
Mate Breen on the steamer Dubuque, he can probably get the bodies at
the medical college at the State university in Iowa City.
They are still in the pickling vat at that institution, and
have come to the dissecting table.
A reporter of the Iowa City Republican started on a tour of
investigation to learn whether the bodies were there as intimated or
were reposing at Pine Hill cemetery in this city.
The janitor of the building informed him that the bodies were
according to custom in case of unclaimed bodies the authorities had
sent them shortly after the killing on July 10.
The fact that school os not in session is probably
responsible for the fact that the disecting knife has not been used
upon the bodies.