Henry Seibert Found Face Down

Henry Seibert, a farmer, who lives near Union Mills, was missed the latter part of last week. He was last seen at the opera house Wednesday. On the Monday following a man named Anderson was hunting in the Scioto bottoms west of Kaps’ brick yard. Approaching what he tool to be a log, he was horrified to discover that it was the lifeless body of a man, face downwards, and half buried in the mud. Assistance was summonsed and the body taken to Pfeiffer’s undertaking establishment on West Second street, where it was identified as that of Seibert. As the river was over that part of the bottoms near where the body was found at the time the man was first missing, it is supposed he got on the wrong road home and fell over the bank and was drowned.”

“As the inquest developed no marks of violence or any suspicious circumstances, the verdict was in accordance with the theory indicated above. The man was overy sixty years old and had a wife but no children.”1

  1. Face down. (1890, November 8). Portsmouth Times, p. 4.