The State vs. the Dead Body of John Autery

Date: 
March 26, 1858

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by shooting himself with a rifle gun, the ball sticking in the forehead and penetrating into the skull which caused instant death, his big toe placed on the trigger, the gun lying lengthwise on the body

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
in the district aforesaid

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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