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New Plymouth Murder.

„ [PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] '' New Plymouth, May 6. •At the inquest last evening, after the telegraph office closed, Wm. John Crozier gave evidence as to the deceased's stick and hat not being seen at the time the body was found. They were found next day. He did not see how they could be under the scrub and furze because if thrown there the scrub was too thick for I them to fall under it. The place where the body was found was gained by I a narrow track along which only one man could walk. There was no appearance of the man having being dragged there. The deceased's purse was alongside the body. It did not look aa if in a condition to hold money. A matchbox with matches were in deceased's pocket. The inquest was [ adjourned last night at 10 o'clock till this morning, when George Carnell, son' of \ yesterday's witness, was examined. He corroborated much of his father's evidence. He stated that he went after r dark with his father to Maloney's house with a lantern, to see if he was there. Found the door open and a cup and saucer on the table. Went and looked if Maloney was in bed. He was not there. They then returned home. Afterwards returned and shut the door of Maloney's house. Next morning he went over with a padlock to lock the plate' up. Then went to a neighbor's to enquire if he had seen Maloney. Later. - Carnell's evidence was continued today. He went in the afternoon with his father and the Sergeant of Police to Maloney's house and searched round it. Went into the house afterwards. When they separated, he and Healy continued the search together. Met Crozier,; who joined with them. A little dog that was with them sniffed as if it had got a heavy scent. They followed the dog and saw the body. The dog began licking Maloney's hand. The body was lying on its left side, the back of the head only was visible. No blood was visible The scrub around the body was six feet high, and thick. Did not see his stick or hat. Crozier went to fetch the Sergt. of Police. The purse picked up he had never seen Maloney with, nor the tomahawk which had also been picked up.

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890