IDAHO DAILY STATESMAN BOISE, IDAHO

MARCH 28, 1905

IDAHO MAN FOUND DEAD IN BUTTE

Remains Discovered in Lodging House Swollen Out of All Proportions Death Believed to Be Natural One

(Special Dispatch)

Butte, Mont., March 27 With his body swollen to twice its natural size and his face distorted until the features were unrecognizable.  William Erskine, believed to be a former resident of Salt Lake but recently of Idaho Falls, was found this morning in a room at the Brand house.  The man had been dead for nearly 48 hours.  No indications of suicide were found and the supposition is that death resulted from natural causes.

The deceased was 67 years old and a stationary engineer by trade.  He has a wife living at Elk City, Idaho.  A post mortem examination will be held tomorrow to determine the cause of death.

 

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