Baker County Has Murder Mystery
The body of Pat McGinnis, a man of about 45 years of age, and who had lived in Baker county for a number of years, was found Friday morning, in a cabin about three miles from Salisbury, near Lockhart. A bullet hole in the chest, and a shot-gun lying beside the body, gave indications as to how the man met his death.
The body was taken to Baker and Coroner Earl West held an inquest. A jury, after three hours of inquiry, gave a verdict of “murder, or death from gun-shot wound inflicted by someone, other than himself.”
The body was discovered it is said, by Elmer Gibbs, Bryant Gibbs and Chas. Mack, who told the officers they were in the vicinity hunting horses when they found the body.
The man had been dead about 24 hours when discovered, it is said.
Two 100 gallon barrels, each half filled with mash, were found in the cabin. The mash was made of figs, prunes, and yeast.
North Powder News
Saturday, September 18, 1926