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SUSPECTED MURDER.

IIsQUHST ON THE VICTIM

Gi-dobne, March 2

Thw pol.r were i-ivisriii yesterday after neon that iiowt Tayl >r, sorekeeper, of Teaiarct a coital town about 111 miles north of Gi-bprne, was found dead in his shop that >n>rning under circumstances pointing to murder. The inquest on the. body was opened at Tewraroa this mornirg, and the statement that, he had been shot is erroneous.

D>. Davis deposed that th" post mortem disci snd ni ext; rnal brui-es, but under math th; skin at the back ot tne head was an ao/a-ioo, which his caused dpath Tne base of the skull was fractured, Witness could hardly believe that the injury was o-i used by the man fulling and striking some object, as the deceased wa« a hr-aw man. A Maori named Kowhai g»ve evidf-nce as to the finding of tbe body, the pockets of deceased's clothes being turned inside ont. The ing is st was adjourned till next Mon.day.

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SUSPECTED MURDER., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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SUSPECTED MURDER. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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