Monday, November 22, 2010

Frank Reynolds’ body found with bullet in heart

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, November 18, 1930.

Whittaker, Mich., Nov 18.—Body of Frank Reunolds, 30, was found this morning in the woods at the Reynolds homestead with bullet wound in the heart. He had been hunting Monday afternoon and had either been shot accidentally with his own gun or had deliberately taken his own life. Coroner E. C Ganzhorn, Ann Arbor, states that no inquest will be held.

A curved stick found near the body, such as would be used in pulling the trigger of his rifle indicates that the shooting may not have been an accident. Dr. Ganzhorn says. During the last week he had been noticed looking frequently at a picture of his former with which he carried in his watch case. He had been living with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Vetel Shukalt, for the last three months, during which period he had been unemployed.

Mrs. Stukalt saw him at the edge of the woods about 2 o’clock Monday afternoon and when he failed to return to the house at the time of the evening meal she thought nothing of it as he was in the habit of visiting in the neighborhood. This morning, when it was discovered that he had not returned during the night a search was organized. Men hunted from 5:30 until 10:30 when the body was found by Mr. Shukalt and John Houck.

Though his home until recently had been in Detroit he was born at the farm home, one mile east of here. He attended school in this vicinity.

Surviving his are two other sisters, Mrs. Florence Tedder, Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Beatrice Andrew, Eloise.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

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