Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Woman murdered with maul, slave blamed for murder

From the Saint Louis Republic
Published May 11, 1846

Elizabeth Clark (55) was found by her husband in an ice-house, her face presumably bludgeoned by a maul found at the scene. A female slave was the prime suspect in the crime, reportedly reprimanded by Clark shortly before the murder. I could find no further information on the accused, though considering the political climate at the time, she was likely executed with little to no evidence against her aside from allegedly being scolded directly before the murder.

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