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40 years ago: Haskell student found slain on Mass Street

January 25, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 25, 1973:

  • Students at Haskell Indian Junior College today were mourning the death of Jake D. Garcia, 19, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, N.M. Garcia had been pronounced dead on arrival at 2 a.m. today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with what the coroner said was a single stab wound to the chest. Garcia had been found lying in the street in the 2100 block of Massachusetts by a Lawrence police officer on routine patrol. Haskell sophomore James Joaquin Brown, 22, had been arrested within an hour of the stabbing and was being held in the Douglas County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder.
  • Two Lawrence boys, ages 15 and 16, were being held today in the Lawrence Municipal Jail for investigation of possible car theft. The boys had been arrested at the home of one of them after fleeing earlier from an officer pursuing a car that had been reported stolen. The vehicle, which had been reported missing by Ed Korb, Tonganoxie, had been spotted near Sixth and Iowa. When a police officer pulled the car over, the two youths had jumped out and fled the scene.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

• Students at Haskell Indian Junior College today were mourning the death of Jake D. Garcia, 19, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, N.M. Garcia had been pronounced dead on arrival at 2 a.m. today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with what the coroner said was a single stab wound to the chest. Garcia had been found lying in the street in the 2100 block of Massachusetts by a Lawrence police officer on routine patrol. Haskell sophomore James Joaquin Brown, 22, had been arrested within an hour of the stabbing and was being held in the Douglas County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder.

---that's so stark Sarah. in 1973, I wonder if Brown got a fair trial.
found lying dead in the street. wow. I'll never think of that block the same again.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

6th and Iowa must've been just about the edge of town back then., wonder if the "boys were en route to the old drag strip road with their stolen car.

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