David Sellers 1888

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BURGLARS' AWFUL WORK. MURDERED THEIR VICTIMS HOUSE. AND FIRED THE Fight Fersons Poisoned at a Wedding '- Feast A Few More Defaulters . . Criminal Matters. Cleveland Ohio! -Oct. 27.. David Sel lers and his wife, living near Mount Gileai, Ohio, were murdered last night and their farm house was fired by the perpetrators of the crime. Their daughter and the hired man, who slept upstairs,' were awakened about 2 o'clock this morning by smoke be fore the names had gained much headway. They escaped, and finally succeeded in getting the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Sellers out. Both were dead. Mr. .Seller's head had been burned off, and his wife's skull had been crushed and her jaw broken. The coroner held an Inquest and decided that both had been murdered. Sellers was very wealthy, and was in the habit of keeping money in the house. : It is therefore sup posed that the murder was committed by burglars. There is great excitement in the vicinity of Mount Gilead and parties have been organized to search for the murderers.

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  1. The Daily Democrat,
  2. 27 Oct 1888, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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