The Blue County Democrat
July 27, 1906
Suicide or Murder?
Man Found Dead on the Banks of Boggy
Near Stringtown last Monday the body of a man in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found by J. C. Homer, a Choctaw Indian.
Homer discovered a small hand satchel hanging on a bush near the roadside and at the same time detected the peculiar odor of putrefying flesh. An investigation revealed the body of a white man lying on the bank of the Boggy. Near the body lay a 45 Colt’s revolver with an empty cylinder. A gaping wound was found in the man’s head and another in the abdomen. Either would have produced death. The man was about 5 feet, 8 inches in height, red hair and whiskers, and was dressed in a suit of blue overalls.
Whether this is a case of suicide or murder remains to be seen, as nothing definite could be gained from the surroundings by those who went to the scene.