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Title: Suicide or Murder
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On Monday night at about 10 o'clock, March 14, 1870, a young woman by the name of Caroling Peppers, died very suddenly. The deceased lived with her parents who reside at Independence, in this county, and at the time of her death was twenty-three years of age, Mr. E.A. Sanders, our present coroner, was notified of the occurrence and at once repaired to the house of mourning. Upon arriving there he at once impanneled a jury of twelve men, and sent for Dr. Joseph Jones, of Attica, and Dr. Reed of Independence, who proceeded to hold a post mortem examination. After a thorough investigation of the case, they reported that the deceased came to her death by poison, taken into the stomach. The poison spoken of was stryenine, and did the work in a short time, thus producing a death so sudden as to startle and shock all, and one before unheard of in the history of the country. The jury remained out without returning a verdict that Joseph Gallaher, and his father Dr. Gallaher, of Independence, are implicated in the matter and have been arrested on a charge of poisoning the girl, and held for trial.

Date: 3/24/1870
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001326
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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