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September 8th, 2009

19th Century Cold Case

“A 19th-century murder confession scrawled on the back of a piece of window molding nailed to a bedroom wall went unseen by human eyes for almost 100 years.” So begins a great article by Jennifer Wilson from The Gazette in Colorado Springs about a wonderful old case. The message, which is now on view at Fountain Valley Historical Society Museum, reads:

“To whoever may happen to find the confession, I, John W. Spicer of the City of Fountain, State of Colorado, being about to shuffle off this mortal act to make this my full confession in the hope that when I am gone it may be found and at last clear up the darkest mystery that ever embraced one in human murder.”

[The picture, by Jerilee Bennett, is from the article.]

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