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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.

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