Archive for Friday, April 19, 2013

40 years ago: Body discovered near Garnett

April 19, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 19, 1973:

  • Investigators today were working to identify the body of a young man found on a farm southeast of Garnett. Anderson County Attorney Terry Solander said today that murder had not been ruled out as the cause of death. Authorities were studying the possibility of a connection with the murder of three people discovered March 29 southeast of Ottawa.
  • Young Jere McElhaney, injured when a piece of wire had struck and penetrated his heart on the previous day, was reported to be in critical condition early this afternoon at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The wire, reported to have been about three inches long and of the diameter of a wire clothes hanger, had apparently been thrown by a mowing machine operated by a Lawrence Park Department employee about 100 feet from the group of students.
  • The Kansas Relays continued today under the traditional stormy skies. Very little rain had yet fallen on the outdoor event, but true to form, the weather had looked threatening and a spectacular morning storm had contributed several cracks of thunder and a few bolts of lightning.


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