Herbst's Woods murder, 1902
WOMAN FOUL LY MURDERED Mrs. John Anstine ol Near Red Lion, Met Horrible Fate. BODY POUND BADLY MUTILATED She Had No Doubt Been Assaulted at Herbsta Woods and Then Murdered Murdered by Her Assailant The Peo. pie of That Section Greatly Excited. One of the most brutal murders in years occurred in Herbst's woods, ttlxuit a mile and a half twiut-h twiut-h twiut-h of Red I.iofi, yesterday, where Mrs. John Anstine, ael ;o year, wife of a well known farmer of ivetir Spring-vale, Spring-vale, Spring-vale, met her death at the hands of some one as yet unknown. Mrs. Ant.lne and her husband left home together yesterday morning They drove to Red IJon, where the woman wanted to have her teeth attended attended to by a dentist, and also desired desired to make some purchases. Her husband drove on to York, whither he desired to purchase a binder. Mrs. Anstine attended to her affairs in the Ixirouph, and as the distance to her home w as only about, two mi cs she started to walk home. This must hte been 'Ix-tween 'Ix-tween 'Ix-tween n'ne and ten o'clock. Mr. Wm. Sent, who lives near llrrlist's woods, remem-lif-rs remem-lif-rs remem-lif-rs remem-lif-rs remem-lif-rs that he saw her on the way home. At the time she was near-lug near-lug near-lug the wontls mentioned. As etenir.g approached her family besjan to w oikN r w hy she had not returned home, and at last began to look after her. They proceeded along the road and on meeting Mr. Ientz tliey learned that he hud seen her near the woods. A search was made, but It wm some time before the party discovered blood on the road. This was in front of the woods, and as soon as they saw it they became horror stricken. There was evidence of a desjierate struggle, struggle, and perhaps of death Sta.r'iog thesn In the face. A hurried search of the wi-iods wi-iods wi-iods wis made, and at last their efforts were rewarded by finding the hotly In-hind In-hind In-hind a pile of fence raiib in the woods, not far from the rontMde. The body was lying face downward. The. back of the head was crushed in. She was badly cut about the face and neck and her dress was torn and cut. Peop'e who saw the btidy think that the woman had been assaulted ant! then killed to hide the guilt of the assailant. The justice of the peace was not at home and In his stead Jacob Miller, a notary public of Red Lion, took charge of the remains an.l had them taken to the woman's home. No official investigation was made last night. An inquest wl'l In, held this morning. So far as revealed revealed there are no clues to the murderer murderer or murderers as yet. The York online and constables were notified of the crime and nil are on the alert. It is hoped the miscreant will soon be apprehended. Mrs. Anstine was the mother of a large family and was highly esteemed by the people of the neighborhood. There As great exdtemeut in. that section.