Uniontown Daily News Standard

      27 December 1907




Mangled Body Found Lying on P. R. R. Tracks at Fairchance

An unknown young man was struck and run over at Fairchance Thursday evening, Dec. 26, supposedly by pas- senger train No. 108 leaving Union- town at 7:52 on the P. R.R. His body was not found until about 5:30 Friday morning when Bayard Able, walking along the tracks near the old Laughrey brick yard discover- ed the mangled remains. Mr. Abel no- tified some Fairchance people and the body was placed on a freight train and taken to J. Harry Johnston's morgue, where it is being held for identifica- tion. It is difficult to discern any facial features as the head is so badly cut and torn, but the body is apparently that of a young American, having a small light moustache, long hair and a well kept person. Train No. 108, of which Samuel S. Miller is conductor, was the only one over that section of the branch Thursday evening and it is thought that the young man might have been lying in the middle of the track, and rolled and dragged by the train for probably 150 yards. His heart was found quite a distance from the body and a hand was also found.

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