Fairchild, A. R. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Dead Body In River Has Been Identified

The body of the man found on a sandbar in the Snake River on August 5, has been identified as that of A.R. Fairchild when the body was exhumed Monday. The identification was made by a son and son-in-law. Fairchild, a keeper of a small store in Baker left home July 28 when he started by rail for Huntington on a business trip. He was not seen alive by relatives after that date.

After the finding of the floater in the Snake river weighted down with rocks tied with bailing wire to the body, the family started an investigation which lead to positive identification of the body Monday. It is now believed the man met with foul play at or near Huntington soon after leaving his home. It is said Fairchild carried considerable money with him on leaving Baker and robbery is supposed to have been the motive for the crime.

North Powder News
Saturday, August 22, 1925

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