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MURDER AT WAITAHUNA.

THE DECEASED'S MATE ARRESTED. The following telegram from Constable West, of Waitahuna, was received by Inspector Weldon this morning :—" James Bradford, a miner at Waitahuna, who has been missing since tho 20th ult., was found last night a short distance from his place, evidently murdered. His mate, Robert Waddell, has been arrested on suspicion. An inquest will be held this afternoon." Inspector Weldon and Detective Henderson left for Waitahuna by this afternoon's train. It appears that the deceased and the accused worked together in a claim a mile from anyone else, and it is known that they did not agree. Bradford has been missed since the 20th ult. A search party was out yesterday looking for him, and his body was found after dark last night in a gully about a chain from where he was last working. There aro marks of a violent blow on tho side of the head. The body was pxrtly concealed with fern. Waddell has been working at the claim since nil mate has been mitsing, but took no active steps to search for him. Mr Revell opened the inquiry this afternoon, but alter identification of the body an adjournment was made. Dr Withers is conducting the post mortem examination.

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MURDER AT WAITAHUNA., Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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MURDER AT WAITAHUNA. Issue 7923, 3 June 1889

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