WadeMcNabb_MexiaWeeklyHerald_6Apr1934

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WadeMcNabb_MexiaWeeklyHerald_6Apr1934 - GRAVE CHARGES ARE MADE WITH NOTE ON MURDER...
GRAVE CHARGES ARE MADE WITH NOTE ON MURDER SHREVEPORT, Ln. CU.PJ—Guid ed by a crudely-drawn map on tha back of a piece of card board x.he body of a man, tentatively-identified tentatively-identified as that of a former Eastham, Texas, prison farm convict, was found 30 miles northwest of here ioday by a Houston newspaper reporter. reporter. v . The map and the note received by the Houston Press, telling where the body was, said it would be that of Wade McNabb, building tender on the Eastham farm, near Crockett. McNabb was given a 60- day furlough March 1. He was sent to the prison from Gregg county in 1932 for 25 years. The writer of the note to the Houston newspaper complained bitterly of treatment accorded Eastham prison farm inmates and made particular reference to Me- Nabb, among others '"associated with the institution. "We are sending you a map," the crudely-printed message from the nanymous sender said, "which will lead you to the carcass of one of the prison system's chi«f rate." Before leaving Houston the Press reporter obtained * description description of McNabb, .whose alia* :s Jack Wade. As nearly as he could determine, the reporter said, the body checked with his description of McNabb. Apparently the body found today today had been lying there for about two weeks, the reporter and au- accompanied aim thorities who said. The left side of the head had been partially crushed by » blow from some heavy instrument. A long dent was creased in the skull. The body lay face down, the face in the victim's hat. Deputy Sheriff H. A. Shaw, detailed detailed by Sheriff R. R. Hughw o£ Caddo parish, assisted the reporter in the search. They traveled over lonely country roads to a point about six miles from the town of Waskom. The reporter, reporter, guided by his map went into into the woods t» a clearing on a little little hill where he found the body It was about 100 yards on the Texas Texas side of the state boundary line The body appeared to b_« that of a young man, the reporter said McNabb was 23.

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  1. The Mexia Weekly Herald,
  2. 06 Apr 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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