Officers Unable to Find Body of Lynched Negro

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Charlotte Daily Observer
Place of publication: Charlotte, NC
Date of publication: 4/7/1908

Mobile, Ala., April 6. – A special to The Register from Bay Minette says:

Sheriff Booth and his party of searchers for the body of Walter Clayton, the negro convict lynched near here Saturday night for an alleged criminal assault on Mrs. Joseph White, to-day returned from their search and announced failure in their quest. The sheriff said the party found one of the negro’s shoes near a charred stump. The ashes around the stump were searched for traces of bones, but none were found. The searching party traced the lynchers to this stump, 12 miles south of here, but lost the scent there and was unable to pick it up again.


“Officers Unable to Find Body of Lynched Negro.” Charlotte Daily Observer (Charlotte, NC), April 7, 1908.