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Brothers Suspected of Murder-1895


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 4/3/2020 at 21:06:13

Cascade Pioneer, Published in Cascade, Iowa on Friday, August 16th, 1895

Brothers Suspected of Murder

William Wirt and Peter Wirt, brothers, were under arrest in Des Moines on suspicion of having murdered Mrs. Ida Wirt, wife of Peter. She died apparently from an overdose of morphine administered in beer. The brothers claimed Mrs. Wirt took the morphine voluntarily. The Wirts are barbers.


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