When two children found a body floating in the river, Fort Wayne, Indiana, police were baffled. The man had clearly been murdered, but there was no identification on the body. Their search for who he was would begin a mystery that lasts to this day.
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Year: 1910; Census Place: Fort Wayne Ward 7, Allen, Indiana; Roll: T624_339; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0054; FHL microfilm: 1374352
Year: 1910; Census Place: Fort Wayne Ward 4, Allen, Indiana; Roll: T624_339; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1374352
Ancestry.com. U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Say the Murdered Man Was Harold I. Shaw, An Electrician. The Fort Wayne Sentinel, 3/11/1911.
Clues Fail to Disclose Murderer. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 3/12/1911.
Portland Stenographer Knew Shaw. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 3/13/1911.
Clues Point to Murder at the Flats. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 3/13/1911.
Davis’ Story Looks Flimsy. The Fort Wayne News, 3/13/1911
Coroner’s Inquest Probes Deep into Murder Mystery. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 3/13/1911
Davis, Detained, Clings to Original Story of Watch. Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, 3/15/1911
Dr. Abraham Kesler, of Board of Health, Dead. The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 9/15/1921