Lake gives up body of unidentified man
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1924, p. 4

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The body of an unidentified man having the initials R. G. K. on his shirt and handkerchief, was found washed up on the lake shore of Wilmette Saturday, July 12, by "John, the fisherman," the Wilmette police record shows. Chester F. Mitchell, deputy coroner, held an inquest and stated that the body had been in the water for about a month.

"John, the fisherman" was at the shore catching fish. He was throwing his line in the water after fixing his bait, hoping to get a big catch. The fish were playing around the bait when "John" saw a large dark object moving slowly in the quiet water which he soon identified as a clothed body.

The police were notified and the remains taken to the William H. Scott undertaking parlors at Wilmette. The body was later taken to the Cook county morgue for identification.

The man was clothed in a dark suit, dark overcoat, black shoes, black sox, blue shirt and blue necktie with black pin stripes. He appeared to be about 55 years of age, weighing 160 pounds and had gray hair. The shirt he wore bore the laundry marks "R. G. K." as did also the handkerchief found in one of the pockets.

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18 Jul 1924
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Mitchell, Chester
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Lake gives up body of unidentified man