1929; Charles Lawrence found shot to death in a alley way in College Corner
SHOT TO DEATH IN ALLEY WAY BY PROWLER i/lan Seen Running Away After After Sound Of Gun ' Â· ' Cou States Unit of and railroad, ease/ commission mandate government door to I n t reports t h a t from office, a. oÂ£ expert report a l circles to ii th them of smal used i INDIANAJJFFICERS 'robe Shooting Which Oc-' curred Just Across State Line. From Ohio ' Ileclnl To The 1 Juurunl. College -Corner, Ind., May 21.--No traces of tie , slayers of Merchant Patrolman Charles Lawrence had" been uncovered here at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. afternoon. Private detectives were here late this morning and took up the trail, assisting Union County, Ind., officers. It was learned here this afternoon afternoon that two men were, seen: running away, after the fatal shot had been heard at mid- ^ night. College Corner, Ind., May 21.' Charles Lawrence, 43, College Corner merchant policeman, was found shot to death' in an alley-way" icre, early Tuesday morning. A bullet bullet from' n .45 calibre 1 revolver had ' punctured the man's right lung. 'Â· Tho sound of a shot, heard at midnight, and the sight of a man-, r u n n i n g down tho C., l a n d railroad tracks, were the only incidents which were followed up today by authorities of Union County, Ind., in whoso territory the crime -was committed, in tho hope of finding , a solution to the mystery. Gun Near Body Lawrence's lifeless body was found,by Wayne Moore, hardware merchant, shortly before 0 a. m. The body-was slumped against the north wall oE College Corner's movie house. Moore told authorities that tlio watchman's left hand 1 clutched a flash light mid that tho dead man's'gun, which had not been fired, was found lying on Iho ground several feet away. Tho shooling look' placo in Indiana, just across Ihc Ohio. Stnlo' line. The death bullet which entered Lawrence's body, near the right lung came out near the shoulder and was' omul in 'the street a short distance rom where (ho-murder victim lay; Authorities are preserving the inllct in hopes t h a t it may provo Â·videnco against Iho slayer should he killer ever be apprehended. Several Heard Shots S h e r i f f Ellison and Coroner E. 3eard, oE Union county,' Ind., at noon today were iinablo, to Â£Â°ivo a rne on who Ihe slayer might be. The authorities learned that Postmaster .Williams. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Mooro who live near the spot where tho murdc;- occurred heard the lone shot about midnight. Tho officers also discovered that Slacey Bone, garago keeper, who heard the shot and looked out, saw tho supposed killer dashing down Ihe. railroad tracks. No investigation oE tho nocturnal happenings was made at the time and Lawrence's death remained undiscovered undiscovered until Mooro stumbled across the body. . Sco Robbery Attempt _ Â·' Early Tuesday morning, Sheriff (Continued on Page 8'.