The State vs. the Dead Body of Samuel M. Dowel

a new dirk knife was lying by the body very bloody and a pen knife bloody also and ... it appeared that both his Jugular veins were cut

Date: 
July 25, 1844

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
knife
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that the deceased came to his death … by cuting his own Jugular veins with a knife

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at James Murrels

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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