|Publisher:||The Nashville American|
|Place of publication:||Nashville, TN|
|Date of publication:||12/26/1906|
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 25. – John McKenzie, a master plumber of this city, was found murdered on a principal street here at an early hour to-day and there is no clue to the perpetrator of the Christmas tragedy, although the entire police force and deputy Sheriffs are scouring the city. McKenzie’s throat was cut from ear to ear, the head being almost severed from the body. The discovery was made by people who were on their way to attend the early services at the Catholic churches. An old knife with blood on it was found on the sidewalk near the body.
“Murder In Mobile; John McKenzie Found With Head Severed From Body; Mysterious Affair, the Perpetrator and Motive Being Unknown – Other News From Alabama.” The Nashville American (Nashville, TN), December 26, 1906.