Stillwater Valley News
July 22, 1932
Porter Dunn Secreted Watchman's Gun and Then Ended His Own Life. Mystery of a missing man, and missing gun was solved early this morning when the body of Porter Dunn 55, of Piqua, was found in the coal bin of the furnace room at the J.W. Brown department store by Michael Marooney, night watchman. Dunn had shot himself with a gun owned by Marooney. Dunn who was employed as porter at the Brown store had been shot through the mouth. Coroner Charles Kiefer investigated and gave his verdict as death by suicide. Night watchman Marooney reported to police yesterday that his gun had been stolen and a report was also received that Dunn was missing from home and also had not reported to the store for duty. Discovery of the latter's body at 5 o'clock this morning brought an end investigation by the police of the two reports. Dunn had lived in Piqua several years. He is survived by his widow Josephine, who was unable to assign any cause for her husband's suicide.
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