Douglas Steele

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
December 3, 1908, Page 1
Transcribed by:  

Probable Murder.
Body of Douglas Steele Found on Railroad Track at Dalton.

A Dalton dispatch of November 29 says: the body of Douglas Steele, a moulder, with the head entirely severed, was found this morning stretched across the rails of the Southern railway track near the plant of the Duane Chair Company.

The body was badly mutilated, an early train having passed over it, but the absence of blood near the scene led the officers to suspect that the young man was foully dealt with and his body placed on the track to conceal the crime.

The body was warm when discovered.  The coroner’s physician who made an examination of the body gave it as his opinion that the man had been murdered.

Steele was out with a crowd of young men Saturday night and these were summoned to appear before the coroner’s jury and tell what they knew of Steel’s movements after he joined them.


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