Casefile Clues

04 June 2014

Theodore Trautvetter's Disappearance From Start to Finish Part V


[Warsaw Bulletin, 24 January 1890, page 4]

Quite a number proceeded to drag the river at a point below where the traces of blood were found but, of course, without success. Those who believe in the mesmeric powers of Dr. Wright were convinced that Troutvetter was murdered on the bridge and his body thrown into the river. There were many others, with no faith is mesmerism, as thus applied, who were satisfied that Troutvetter met with foul play; and if he had, the river offered a convenient repository for the body and the season was opportune for thus shielding the crime for months to come---perhaps forever.

[ to be continued]