Keihn murder suicide 6 Jan 1966
The 30 the won are in energy Alonzo of locality, in the the of the Local Man Kills Ex-Wife, Self A'Cambridge City man and his former wife were found dead in his apartment Monday night and Wayne County Coroner, Dr. Dreyer ruled the deaths a murder and suicide. Dead are Joseph Keihn, 41, his former wife, Elizabeth Tiefenthaler Tiefenthaler Keihn. 39. Sheriff H. D. McCann said that Keihn apparently had slain his wife with a 32-20 rifle then put rifle in his mouth and shot She had been shot in l\-e back the head. ' The couple had not been~seen since a New Year's Eve party a Cambridge City residence. The Coroner estimated the slaying slaying occurred shortly after the couple left the party. It was reported they had left the party, where they had been quarreling, at two minutes before midnight. McCann said members of the family had gone to the Keihn residence at 2101 West Main St., had failed to get any answer. Owner of the rear apartment, Russell Crockett, of Cambridge City, finally went to the apartment Monday night and the Â· murder- suicide was discovered. It was reported the couple had had domestic quarrels for several years. Although divorced, it was reported they had been attempting a reconciliation recently. The case brought to mind the unsolved murder ot Elizabeth Keihn's mother, Mrs. Eleanor Tiefenthaler, in Cambridge City on Jan. 28, 1958. She was found in her home beaten to death by iron pipe. Mrs. Keihn had been living in Richmond where she was secretary secretary at the Public Health Service office. Keihn was a crane operator at Natco. He was a World War veteran. -j The couple had three children, Dennis, of Muncie; Terry and Robin, of Richmond. The latter two children lived with their er in Richmond. Mr. Keihn is also survived by three brothers and sisters, Gilbert, Mrs. Eileen Boyer, and Mrs. Mildred Mildred Bowne, all of Cambridge Mrs. Keihn is survived by her father, Walter A. (Tom) Tiefenthaler. Tiefenthaler. Cambridge City. Requiem High Mass for Mrs. Keihn was sung Thursday (today) at 9 a. m. in St. Elizabeth church, with Rev. John Herold officiating. Burial was In Riverside Riverside cemetery, in charge of Mortuary. Services for Mr. Keihn were held Thursday at 11 a.m., at the Fisher Mortuary, with Rev. Bernard Bernard Flanagan officiating, and burial burial in Riverside cemetery. Military Military services were conducted at the grave by American Legion Post No. 169.