OREGONIAN – PORTLAND, OREGON
BODIES FLOAT AWAY
Current Carries Old Indian Woman by Those Waiting to Grapple
Wash., June 19 – (Special)
body of Leota Penny, the aged Indian woman, who disappeared suddenly from an
Indian encampment five miles above Kooskia, Idaho, on the middle fork of the
Clearwater several days ago, was seen drifting in the river eight miles above
Kamiah yesterday afternoon, but before a boat could be secured it had floated
away in the swift current.
at Kamiah were notified by telephone and watchers on the wagon bridge across the
Clearwater caught sight of the body as it drifted under, but were unable to
the woman came to her death is not known, but it is presumed she fell into the
stream while gathering driftwood.
is reported at Kamiah tonight that the body of a white man was seen by berry
pickers on the J.A. Hen farm below Kooskia, yesterday morning, floating close
inshore, but it had disappeared before it could be caught.
The body was that of a man of more than ordinary stature, clad as a
laborer. It had the appearance of
having been in the water some time.