1909~Oct. 6, 1921
12 yrs. old
Janette Lawrence's, 12, body was pierced by 25 stab wounds, was found in Kluxen woods, near here. She was found lying in a pool of blood. Her heart had been pierced and her throat slashed by the unknown slayer. After school hours, Janette frequently took a walk in the woods. A handkerchief had been tightened around Janette's neck and her hands and feet were tied. The victim’s face, neck, arms, and body had been slashed with a pocketknife. A greenhouse worker was responsible for the murder, because the rope used to tie the knots was the type of hemp used in tying rose-bushes.