The Decatur Herald 5-23-1926
natur-(Continued a SLAIN WOMAN IS IDENTIF1E Took Child to Movies; Seen Entering Auto With Two Men Py Associated Press) GRANITE CITY, May 23 The bul let-torn body of a woman, found Sat urday In a clearing near Horse Shoe lake, east of here, was Identified Saturday night as that of Mrs. Elsie Barnhouse, an Fast St- Louis dance hall cashier. The Identification was made by her husband, Theron A. Barnhouse, proprietor of the dance hall. Barnhouse said his wife left home at 7 o'clock Friday evening with their 11-year-old daughter, Alma, whom she was to take to a moving picture show. At 8:15 Patrolman Gerkin. a friend of Barnhouse, came to the Barnhouse home and told Barn house Mrs. Gerkin had seen Mrs. Barnhouse get into an automobile with two men. An hour later Mrs. Gerkin went to the theater, where she found Alma, who said her mother had left her, having promised to return for her after she show. The child said she had no Idea where her mother had gone. Mrs. Barnhouse was about 28 years old. Apparently sho was killed last night In the clearing where the body was found.