|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1933|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1933|
Salt Lake County
BODY OF BABE
Police Start Probe of Murder,
Hiding Body In Dry Garbage
With the skull fractured, and wrapped in clothes that had been partly burned, the body of a baby apparently a day or so old, was found on the dry garbage dump at Forty-fifth South Street near State Street Monday morning.
Pete Dumas, a junk dealer, who makes it a practice to go over the dump each day after the Salt Lake City trucks have unloaded, found the body and informed the Murray city authorities who in turn called the sheriff’s office. George Beckstead, acting sheriff, ordered the body placed in charge of R.T. Mathews, constable, who directed it to the Jenkins mortuary, Murray, where the county will order an investigation.
At the same time, Mr. Beckstead started an intensive investigation seeking the aid of the police and the city street department. The body had probably been placed in a container with ashes or other dry garbage and unknowingly hauled to the dump by one of the city trucks. The city at the request of the county is dumping dry garbage at this place to fill a hole.
The child had been dead long enough for decomposition to set in it was completely covered with clothes and old rags. Mr. Beckstead is of the opinion that there had been started an attempt to dispose of the body first by burning.
Deseret News August 7, 1933
After speaking with the Murray City Cemetery secretary, they show that Little "Junior" is actually buried beneath the large tree that sits just east of his headstone. He shares the same plot with another child, a stillborn, Infant Sarich
Note: Murray Cemetery database shows name as Last name: Infant Middle name: Boy First name: UNK.
Murray City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Plot: 07 020 1
Maintained by: Anne
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 127440
Jerry C. Goldsmith
Added: Jun. 27, 2017
Hello Junior :D Hope you like the flowers and shiny blue pinwheel. Sending big hugs and lots of love|
Added: Jun. 17, 2017
Sending big hugs your way and remembering you this weekend little Junior :D|
Added: May. 27, 2017
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