Aged nan found murdered, Aug. 1882
Cincinnati Post
Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 23, 1882

A negro at Athens, Tex., went fishing with a man named Lightfoot, part of whose farm he rented. Subsequently the negro was found dead in the creek bearing indications of foul play. Lightfoot is suspected.

Rockford Journal
Rockford, Illinois
Aug. 26, 1882

The body of a negro who rented a farm near Athens, Tex., and raised a fine crop, was found headless and handless, with three bullet-holes in the cranium. It is supposed the landlord, named Lightfoot, killed the negro to get possession of the crop.

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