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St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Post Dispatch
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Description: A Brutal Outrage.

Date: September 15 1889

Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO

Parkersburg, W. Va., September 14.

Miss Eliza J. KOLB, a young lady of respectable family, of Williamstown, a village twelve miles above, was beaten into insensibility and criminally assaulted while going through the woods home yesterday. She was stopped by a man named Charles WENDELKEN, who knocked her down and choked her into insensibility, after which he assaulted her. When Miss KOLB got home she informed her people, who with a crowd went in search of the fiend. WENDELKEN was captured and would have been lynched on the spot but for the interference of officers, who succeeded in getting him away from the infuriated people to this city where they lodged him in prison. WENDELKEN was confessed his guilt this afternoon to the prisoners.

Submitted: 12/13/12

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