Saturday, April 30, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: April 30

April 30, 1914 – A woman’s foot, severed just above the ankle, was found under the Plymouth Ave. Bridge today.

A woman’s body was found floating in the river near the Plymouth Ave. bridge yesterday, but was not recovered.

Working on the theory that there is some relation between the foot and the body, the police are making an investigation that may lead to the development of a murder mystery.

Railroad men saw the body floating in the river, towed it to shore and fastened it to a pier until notice could be given to the police. When they returned the body was gone. It had been washed away from its fastenings.

Detectives searched this evening for the men who discovered the body. It is d=said they first reported that it was unclothed.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Murder Hinted in Finding of Woman’s Severed Foot. Police Work on theory That It Has Some Relation to Body Seen in River. Detectives Search for Men Who Discovered and Fastened Body to Pier.”; May 1, 1914; p, 1.

Plymouth Ave. Bridge


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