Mysterious death reported
Grimsby Independent, 11 Sep 1935, p. 1
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see article in September 18, 1935 page 1 issue for identification - Kornyl Hayleoki
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11 Sep 1935
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Grant, Charles Royal ; Lampman, James
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Another mysterious death has occurred in the district with the recent finding of an unidentified body hanging in the barn of an unoccupied farm in Clinton township owned by John Dearach of Toronto. Facial identification was impossible owing to the advanced state of decomposition but police are working in an effort to identify him through several keys including car keys and yale lock keys found in the pocket. In the pocket was a small sum of money amounting to $3.95. There was as well several papers but it was impossible to decipher the wording. The man, who it is believed is about 40 years of age, was without hat or coat, wearing a vest and shirt with sleeves rolled up. The clothing was that which might be worn by a working man. In his pocket was a piece of sash cord similar to that by which the body was hanging. According to Coroner Dr. J.D. Prior the neck was not broken but he declared that death was the result of strangulation. Some five years ago another similar case involved considerable mystery in the death of Charles Royal Grant, a 12 year old adopted son of James Lampman who was found hanging from the limb of a tree in Gainsboro Township, only a short distance from the scene of the present incident. No solution to the hanging was ever found, many believing it to be a case of murder although no motive was ever established.

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Mysterious death reported