Mattoon Murder Victim Had Unique Scar - 1931
•: Scar, Result or Operation, May Aid Identification of Body Found at Mattoon. 29 (ff) —Wiscon- called upon by authorities today to aid in the identi- SHAWANO, Oct. sin surgeons were j fication of the bobbed-haired bru- ] nette woman whose nude body, pierced by a pistol bullet, was found in a gunny sack on .the edge of a | swamp near Mattoon. Scores of persons have viewed the body without identifying it. Ojie characteristic, a peculiar scar the result result of an appendectomy, may result in the identification, Dr. Edward L. Miloslavich, Milwaukee pathologist, said. The scar is abtfut four and one- hall' inches., long-, curving slightly to form a. crescent. Dr. Miloslavich, called here to assist Shawano county authorities in the investigation, said •tiiere were probably not more than 50 persons in the state who bore a similar mark of incisions. District Attorney Louis Cattau appealed to surgeons to assist in the identification. identification. .,. Fingerprints of the dead woman were distributed to large mid-western mid-western cities in hopes that she might become known.