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Buckeye Man Found Slain

Buckeye Az. Dec 9, The___ desert north of here today held the solution for a third mysterious death that wiped out the family of a homesteader.
The dismembered body of Kage A. Atkinson, 78, was found in a lonely canyon six miles northwest of here by cotton pickers. He apparently had been murdered, deputy sheriffs said. He obviously had been dead for months.

Atkinson had been missing since July 14, when his 70 year old wife and their 40 year old daughter were found dead in their cabin. The older woman lay in bed, her face covered with a cloth, beside her in a rocking chair was the decapitated body of the daughter. Her head lay on the floor near the chair.

So far as known officers said the family had no enemies and were too poverty stricken to make robbery a motive.
The Atkinsons were Negros.

The Yuma Daily Sun Monday Evening Dec 9, 1935


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