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GRAVE CHARGES ARE MADE WITH NOTE ON MURDER SHREVEPORT, Ln. CU.PJ-- Guid fed by a crudely-drawn map on back of a pieca of card board body of a man, tentatively identified as that of a former Easthtm Texas, prison farm convict, -was found 30 miles northwest of heie today by a Houston newspaper reporter. The map and the note leceived by the Houston Press, Mezia upright some il. where the body was, said it would be that of Wade McNabb, building tender on the Easthim farm, Crockett. McNabb was given a day furlougn March 1. He was lo the prison from Gregg county in 1932 for 25 years. The -writer of the note 10 the Houston newspaper complained bitteily of treatment accorded ·lastham prison farm inmates ind nade particular reference to McNabb, among others associated with the institution. "We are lending you a map," .he crudely-printed Tncioage from he nanymous sender said, "which will lead you to the carcass of of tbe prison system's chief rats." Before leaving Houston the Press reporter obtained a deicnp- :ion of McNabb, wbose alia* .· Jack Wade. As nearly as he determine, the reporter said, the body checked with his description of McNabb. Apparently the body found vo- day had been lying there for two weeks, the reporter and authorities who accompanied niin said. The left aide of the h«ad had been partially crushed by a blow from some heavy instrument. A long dent wag creased in the The body lay face down, the the victim's hat. Deputy Sheriff H, A. Shaw, detailed by Sheriff R. R. Hughes Caddo Parish, assisted the reporter in the search. They traveled over lonely country roads to » point about six mile from the town oi WasVora. The reporter, guided by his map went to the -woods U a clearing on little hill where he found tb» It was about 100 yards on the as side of the state boundary The body appeared to be that a. young man, the reporter saii McNabb was 23.

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  1. The Mexia Weekly Herald,
  2. 06 Apr 1934, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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  • Clipped by kd5jov – 24 Jun 2013

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    Wade McNabb (aka Jack Wade) was the son of Sam "Texas" Mc Nabb and Alice Stokes.

    kd5jov24 Jun 2013

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    Grave Charges Made on Note of Murder

    kd5jov22 Jul 2013

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