Struck Down in the Dark – The Charles Englehart Murder

Charles Englehart was attacked outside of his car one dark night in 1935. A harmless 70-year-old man liked by everyone, who would commit such an awful crime?

 

Sources

C.A. Englehart Robbed, Slain.’ Davenport Times and Democrat, 9/23/1935

Seek Motive for Englehart Slaying.’ The Daily Times, 9/23/1935

Iowan Killed by Assailant.’ Iowa City Press-Citizen, 9/23/1935

Inquest Fails to Throw More Light on Slaying of Charles A. Englehart.’ Davenport Times and Democrat, 9/24/1935

Englehart Murder Mystery Deepens As Neighbor Tells of Seeing Auto in Driveway Shortly After 9 P.M.’ The Daily Times, 9/26/1935

Time Element In Murder Case Puzzles Police.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 9/26/1935

Police Seek Connection Between Slain Chicagoan and Murder of Englehart.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 10/21/1935

Police Check Whereabouts of Chicago Gun Victim at Time of Englehart Murder.’ The Daily Times, 10/21/1935

Offer Reward of $500 In Murder Still Unsolved.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 10/28/1935

Post Reward for Englehart Slayer.’ The Daily Times, 10/28/1935

Local Officers In Chicago on Englehart Case.’ The Daily Times, 11/4/1935

Chicago Angle in Englehart Case Fizzles.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 11/6/1935

Bowers, Nancy. ‘Iowa Unsolved Murders: Historic Cases.’

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I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

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