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100 years ago in Spokane: New, baffling clues in the Chicken House Murder

The victim had been identified as J.F. Olson of Elk, Washington, and he was believed to have checked into a Spokane hotel the day of his murder. Yet Olson’s signature on the hotel register did not match Olson’s true signature. The hotel night clerk said the body “did not in any manner resemble” the man who signed the register.

Police arrest suspect in downtown killing

After having little to go off of early in the investigation, police have identified a suspect in the downtown stabbing death of 40-year-old Anthony Vornheder on Oct. 1.

100 years ago in Spokane: Snake oil saleswoman pitches dubious health tonic

Dr. Ralph Hendricks, the head of the city’s health department, said he had endorsed no such product. He asked people to notify his office when they encountered the woman, and if they found her they would “put her where the city furnishes the antiseptic” – that is, in the city jail.

Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

A prosecutor said Friday that Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel will not face a second trial in the killing of Martha Moxley, an announcement that came 45 years to the day after the teenager was bludgeoned to death in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood.

Downtown stabbing victim identified

The Spokane Medical Examiner identified the victim of an Oct. 2 fatal stabbing near West Main Avenue and North Browne Street as 40-year-old Anthony Vornheder.