“WHEELING'S MYSTERIOUS MURDER”
BODY OF YOUNG LADY FOUND IN GULLY OF ROAD LEADING TO HER HOME.
BLUE FINGER PRINTS ON THROAT ARE TELL-TALE MARKS ON MANNER OF HER DEATH.
Believed That While Walking with Friend She Was Strangled to Death—Theory of Robbery Is Also Advanced by Officers.
Wheeling, W.Va., March 24--- Wheeling has a murder mystery to solve. At 5 o’clock last night the body of Hulda Schubert was found in a gully on Chapline Hill, while about her throat were blue finger prints, the tell tale marks that only too plainly indicated the manner of her death.
The body gave evidence of having lain there some time as the moist earth bore the impression of her slender figure perfectly, while her clothes were wet with the rains of the week. In fact it is believed by the police that the girl has lain there since Saturday night, or from the time she disappeared from the home of M. Neuman, No. 1205 Market street, where she was employed.
The roadway near which she was found on the hill (Chapline Hill) leads from the city to the girl’s home, three miles back are the solutions offered. One is that she started out with a friend for a walk and in a quarrel was strangled, while the more plausible is that she was set upon while going home to visit her parents and was robbed and strangled.
It was there that Mr. Neuman supported she was and did not raise the alarm till her lover, Frank Smith, unable to find her went to the home and found her missing there also. On the way out he unknowingly passed her body. Returning with Charles O’Donnell he started a search that resulted in find the remains in the gully.
Coroner Rogers had an autopsy held but nothing of a definite nature developed. The chief of police clings to the robbery idea, and this is borne out as it is clearly shown that two rings and her watch were missing.