Shawano County Journal

18 Jul 1884

It is now claimed that the murdered man found in the town of Washington 2 weeks ago was a man by the name of CHARLES ECKELBURY, a Swede, who worked on the railroad, and who suddenly disappeared about 4 weeks ago. A man by the name of Munson who worked on the railroad with Eckelbury and was personally acquainted with him, was in the city the latter part of last week and while here identified the clothes worn by the murdered man as belonging to Eckelbury. He was particularly certain about the hat, claiming to have given it to Eckelbury himself. As further proof, it is stated that a pair of spectacles, known to have been worn by Eckelbury, were picked up a few days ago near the place where the body was found. Eckelbury it is said was last seen at the head of the lake on the evening of June 21st in company with a man named Smith. They were going to their work near the Oconto river, but never reached there.