Hanged In The Woods
1892 Morbid Scrapbook


The Dead Body of an Unknown Man Found Near Crescentville.

The badly-decomposed body of a man was found yesterday hanging to a tree in a patch of woods near Crescentville. The police were notified and the body was removed to the Morgue to await identification. The body was that of a man about five feet six inches in height and weighing 150 pounds. It was dressed in a black serge sack coat and pantaloons, red striped shirt, black derby hat and Congress gaiters. In one of the pockets was a piece of paper bearing the address "1052 north Tenth street" and a shipping tag marked "James Moore, Sixteenth and Buttonwood streets," was found inside of the hat. The body was suspended to a limb of the tree by a piece of rope, and the indications were that it was a case of suicide.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

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