17 June 1970 Emma Fick found dead in Evergreen Cemetary
Manitowoc Woman, 76, Found Dead in Cemetery MANITOWOC (AP) An elderly woman whose body was found in a Manitowoc cemetery had been killed by repeated blows to the head, Coroner Theodore Theodore Teitgen ruled today. He said Mrs. Emma Fick 76, whose body was found Tuesday in St. Mary's Cemetery, had received received at least seven separate and distinct blows, any of which may have killed her. Teitgen said the woman had not been sexually molested and he noted the slayer must have been covered with blood. Robbery earlier had been ruled out as a motive because two handbags near the body were untouched. Police Chief Elmer Scherer said fresh blood was found on a tombstone about 100 feet from where the body was found by a young boy. The time of death was set by Teitgen as between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Fick had been living alone. The coroner said the elderly woman frequently took long walks alone in her neighborhood and elsewhere. Neighbors and police sometimes escorted her liome. Police said Mrs. Fick's only child, Oscar Fick, 48, of Evans-ton, Evans-ton, Evans-ton, 111., told them his mother was planning to move into a nursing home and that he was to have picked her up at her home Tuesday afternoon for a doctor's appointment.