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North Haven, Connecticut, USA
1890 - A HORRIBLE SPECTACLE. The Man Killed at North Haven. Portions of the Body Found Seeral Feet From the Scene of the Fatality - The Head in One Place, The Trunk in Another and the Limbs in a Third Spot.


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No more ghastly sight was evern seen in North Haven than that which was viewed there to-day by railroad men, doctors and a few citizens. Lying near the railroad bridge in the center of town was the trunk of a man's body. The man's head was some distance from the trunk. The face was severed from the had, that i the head was split in two, one part being found several feet from the other. Further on in a southerly direction were found the legs of the dead man, cut and gashed. Here and there along the side of the track were discovered pieces of human flesh. The passengers on the early morning trail from Hartford to this city, noticed the authorities of North Haven gathering up parts of the body and shuddered at the scene.

The stranger had been killed by one of the trains on the Hartford division some time last night. Which train is unknown. Whither the man was bound is also a mystery. The first report of the fatality was made by the crew of the freight train that reached Wallingford about 4:30 a.m. Thent he authorities, after notifying Medical Examiner Elliot, began collecting the severed parts of the body.

The man was between 30 and 40 years of age. He was of sandy complexion and had a sandy moustache. He was fairly well dressed. He had on a light striped flannel shirt, a checkered necktie of a light color, a coat and vest of dark pattern checked, and dark colored trowsers. He wore laced shoes and a black Derby hat. A whisk broom, a toothbrush, a pair of gloves and $1.10 were found in his pockets. On the inside of the lining of his hat was the name Schulze. This may be th eman's last name, and would rather suggest that he was a German. The remains have been turned over to the care of the North Haven selectmen. At first it was thought he might be one of the employes of some of the brickyarsd in North Haven. No employe has been reported missing, althoug all the brick yard proprietors were all notified of the death.

On his pants pocket was written the name Warepol, which was also written on his vest pockets. His clothes were made by Wanamaker of Philadelphia, which may furnish a cue to his identity. On the lining of his hat was also found the words: "Shaw 257 Lawrence hall, Yale college." The coroner went to the college building and found that Shaw as the name of the student occupying the room. He said he had sold the hat with other articles to a second-hand clothing dealer named Levi. The latter cannot remember to whom he sold the hat.


The New Haven Evening Register
New Haven, Connecticut
June 5, 1890

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North Haven, Connecticut, USA

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North Haven, Connecticut, USA

North Haven, Connecticut, USA

North Haven, Connecticut, USA

North Haven, Connecticut, USA

North Haven, Connecticut, USA