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Trenton Times Newspaper Archive: April 24, 1890 - Page 1

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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey                               VOT- vni. NO. A MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE. THE BASEBALL WORLD Is the Dead Man the Paris Strangler? HE6KEATIA KESEMBLtlS EYRAUD Sli.tiBer Who Kllleil Hlmnelf on SlaMu Inland Talked Like a Foreigner and In ThotiKlit ti> Have Iteen Deputy Gouffw it SI ijei NEW YORK April 24-There are strong rwwons for believing tlmt tbe body now lying in the dead house m Northfleld towu ship, S I, is that of Michael Eyraud, who, in July last, strangled to death Deputy Marshal Gouffe in Paris The man who now lies dead committed suicide on Thurs- night last by shooting himwlf in the mouth, and the body has not yet claimed by anybody The Ey- raud, however, published last month, and the description of his personal appearance, published from time to time since thecom rnission of the crime, sene to Inave no doubt in the minds of those who have seen the remains thnt they are those of the Parisian strangler Story of the Suicide. The man amved in Port Richmond, 8 L, last Thursdaj morning from the Bergen Point feny and stroHeel up and dowu the streets for some time In the evening he sitting in the Turnpike Half w ay house, kept bj Michael Mulvaney He was then very nerv ous On ing Mulvaney's the man walked along the Willowbrook road, and on reaching tlie farm of Charles Dreyer, about a mile and a half from Port Rich mond, he sat down on a stone behind a cedar tree About 0 o'clock a pistol shot was heard by Michael Hartung Mr Dreyer's hired man, who lan across the field from the bam to the ro id and found the stranger lying unconscious a stone fence, with blood streaming from his mouth and nose Shot In the Mouth In the man's left hand was held a leather pouch, and in his right a five chambered revolver, which had been earned in the pouch A bullet of thirtj two caliber had been fired by the suicide into his mouth, and imbelded itself in the skull, causing instanWleath At the inquest on Monday night the attentiem of the coroner was called by Charles Drejer to the remarka- ble resemblance between the dead man and the picture of Ejiaud, remarking at the same time ttat the published description of the Parisian strangler might have been wiitten with perfect accuracy of the stran ger The coroner was also very much im pressed with the resemblance, and he noti fled Inspector Byrnes As he received no answer from the inspector, he sent the body to the dead house in Northfield on Tuesday, where it was boxed up for burial A Description of the Body. Yesterday afternoon a reporter drove out to hoube and saw the remains Thercsemblance betwcnn the dead roan's those of the photogioph of Eyraud, taken in 1878, was at once appar- ent The body was that of a man about six feet tall, weighing about 180 over 45 years of age Ihere were the same hign anel receding forehead, the massive square (.et face, with high check Ofiti 
                            

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