DAILY STATESMAN – BOISE, IDAHO
MAN FOUND DEAD IN BUTTE
Discovered in Lodging House Swollen Out of All Proportions – Death Believed to
Be Natural One
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
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