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Lydick - Robert

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 10-2-1919

The body of Robert Lydick, formerly of this city, who  mysteriously disappeared from his home in Frankfort last May was  found Wednesday evening by Francis Graves on a farm a few miles  SW of Indianapolis. He had evidently been dead for several  weeks.  Graves made the find when he chased a rabbit into the  woods.  He notified the police and Bicyclemen Reidy and Burk of  the Indianapolis force, were sent to investigate the case.  The  body was in such a state of decomposition that it was impossible  for the police to tell much about it, but the position, with the  head pillowed on a rolled-up coat, gave rise to a conjecture that  the man had lain down to sleep.  The body was removed to the NC  Tutewiler undertaking rooms at Indianapolis and an investigate  disclosed that the body was probably that of Robert Lydick.  His  wife, who has since his departure continued to reside at  Frankfort, was notified and she went to Indianapolis and  identified the body as that of her husband.  He wore a brown  suit, white sox, black shoes and blue shirt, the suit being the  same he was wearing when he disappeared from Frankfort. The  deceased was 48.  At the time he left home he was operating the  Uneeda Cafe in Frankfort.  His mysterious disappearance at the  time could not be accounted for.  His brother-in-law, Charles H.  Badgley residing on Jennison Street in this city was notified, it  being thought he had come to this city, but since that time until  the finding of his body nothing had been heard of him.  He had  been prosperous in his business and was not involved in any way.   After leaving Frankfort a warrant was issued against him for  deserting his family which consisted of a wife and one child and  was in the hand of the police in that city.  
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