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The Daily Dispatch: November 16, 1860., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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xists in Brooklyn to-day, in consequence of a horrible murder, last evening, in the town of New Lots, a small village about two miles south of Brooklyn, on the Coney Island Plank-Road. The victim was a respectable and wealthy farmer, named Theodore Colyer, who had been to New York to sell some market produce in the afternoon. The proceeds of this amounted to about $100, and it is supposed that to rob him of the money was the motive for the murder. The unfortunate man, after coming home, toofamily, at 6 o'clock, after which he went out to a neighboring grocery to settle an account, and while there incautiously exhibited a roll of bills. There were two strangers in the store at the time — Germans — who behaved suspiciously, and when Colyer went out they were seen to follow him. Nothing more was seen of him until daylight this morning, when his wife discovered his dead body in a barn near by. The skull of deceased was split in two and the brains scattered all over the floor, pr