Episode 18: Lost in Despair

Mary and Alonzo Singer were murdered in their rural Indiana home with an axe. What events led up to it, and what did it have to do with a lonely teamster named Charles Clark?



Kokomo, Indiana. Courtesy of epodunk.com


The final resting place of Charles and Clara Clark. Courtesy of Find-A-Grave


Dies of Pneumonia. The Kokomo Tribune, 10/2/1933

Two Brutal Murders and Suicide Shock Fulton County Area. Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 3/6/1935.

Local Citizen Kills Two and Ends Own Life. The Kokomo Tribune, 3/6/1935

Woman and Son Slain With Ax in Rural Home. Alexandria Times-Tribune, 3/6/1935

Mother and Son Found Murdered Near Rochester. The Richmond Item, 3/6/1935

3 Dead After Spat Over Dog. The Republic. 3/6/1935

Mother, Son Slain With Ax. The Star Press, 3/6/1935

Bodies of Woman Son and Husband. The Daily Reporter, 3/6/1935

3 Bodies in Rochester Mystery. The Times, 3/7/1935

Cebula, Larry. Of Carbolic Acid, Suicide, and Key Words. Northwest History Blog, 7/5/2016

Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1935; Roll: 03

Ancestry.com. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

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