There was a story on these photos that a butcher murdered his family and then took his own life. I could not find any record except an old story from 1924.
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Feb. 20, 1924– The dead bodies of Joseph Whistle, -and his wife and their 17-year-old daughter, were found in the Wissel home, four, miles southeast of here, early today. The body of Louis Kuntz a butcher of Homer, 111. brother of Mrs. Wissel, was found a short distance away.
Near his body was found the gun with which all are, believed to have been slain. Kuntz left bis home in Homer about midnight Monday to call on the Wissel family. From the position of the bodies the gunshot wounds and other factors in the case, officers who investigated believed that Kuntz shot and killed his brother-in-law, his sister and niece, and then took his own life. The shooting was done with a rifle.
Trouble between Russell Kuntz of Homer and his cousin, Luella Wissel, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wissel. who live on a farm near here, was thought today to be the cause of the shooting by Louis Kuntz of Mr. and Mrs. Wissel, their daughter, Luella, and himself.
The shooting is said to have occurred Monday night, but the bodies were not found until midnight last night. The bodies were found by George Kutledge and Tom Richards, the latter a constable of this place. According to. their story, they were asked to search for Louis Kuntz, – who had been missing from Homer since Monday evening.
They went to the Wissel home, where they first found the body of Mr. Wissel lying near the cow barn. When they went into the house they found the bodies of Mrs. Wissel and of the 17-year-old daughter, Luella. The girl had been shot twice. Apparently Kuntz had then turned the gun upon himself and died shortly after.
It is not definitely known whether the alleged relations of Russell Kuntz and Luella Wissel was the cause of the killing, but it is generally thought so here. Kuntz. who was in business wit his father here, is married and lives here with his wife.
The Decatur Herald
21 Feb 1924, Thu • Page 1
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