|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1911|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1929|
June and her husband, George, moved to North Platte from Michigan in May of 1929. George worked in the railroad yards. He found out his job was in jeopardy about the same time June told him she was going to have a baby.
After a Saturday night of shopping, he took her for a drive. He stangled her on the outskirts of town and buried her in a shallow grave.
June was 18 years old.
Days later George lead authorities to June's body, telling them he was afraid he wouldn't be able to support his young family through the winter.
He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder.
She was buried in an unmarked grave against the fence in the North Platte Cemetery.
For almost 80 years June remained there unnoticed until Kaycee Dye, the resident geneologist at the North Platte Public Library, put together a tour of the Cemetery focusing on the cities murder victims. When it was noticed June's grave had no marker, Kaycee put together a drive to raise money for a stone. When June's distant relatives in New Mexico got wind of the campaign, they provided the extra funds for the stone and it was officially placed at June's finaly resting place in November 2007.
North Platte Cemetery
Created by: Sal Mineo Fan
Record added: Nov 14, 2007
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