Sept 8, 1896 Delphos Daily Herald
lE'S FATE . Murdered and f Her Body Cast Into the River. HER LOVER ONDER ARREST. Evidence Hat Been Produced That Closely Closely Connect* ,Hliu ; With the Crime. Methodist Women Win a Victory— Two Convicts Ficht-.-K*-8eaalor 1'uyne Critically Critically 111 OtlM>r,tipo State News. DAYTON, O., Sept. fy— On Aug. 27 Bes- •ie Little, a boarder .with Mrs. Freese, in this city, disappeared. She told Mrs. 1 Freese she had an ^engagement to ride with Albert J. Frantz, her alleged lover. On Thursday, Sept. 3, her dead body, bloated ahmtiet beyond recognition, recognition, was found in .^tillwater river, near the bridge, just nortjB" of Dayton. The coroner supposed tt, a case of simple downing, pethapjjjt suicide. Public sentimet^demanded a closer investigation. - ^upbody was exhumed and re-eHunrned|a|bullet that entered the right ea^B||M»*id lodged in the fehaAitoji • -T^gJgs1iTllPta»tea^' V"fff?l£' ' 1 *^^T^^»'^?$y5f!™iT"^!l§S^^^WW | wS***^9--.'r---- T 7-*-^ murder. murder. Frin;tjr'wa» then arrested. Two boys, while fishing, found a pool of blood on the Still water bridge, and in the blood a tortoise-shell side-comb, adorned with brilliants... This comb has been, identified as belonging to Bessie Little. ; Frautz was out that night with his buggy- He says. Bessie was not with him. Nobody has been found that saw them together on that Thursday night. On the following night Frantz's stable burned, and his buggy, with its evidence, evidence, if it contained any, was destroyed. destroyed. Frantz, the day after the murder, murder, paid one week's board for Bessie in advance, and when told she was missing missing said she would return. Owing to the late rise in tlie Stillwater Stillwater river and its condition the efforts of the divers in searching the bed for the missing revolver have been unsatisfactory. unsatisfactory. Accordingly Chief Farrell will procure a number of powerful magnets, and by their aid he hopes to draw the revolver to the surface of the water. The water in the vicinity of the bridge is from 10 to 15 feet deep, increasing increasing in depth as it runs to the Miami, Miami, several hundred feet below.