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SUSPECTS IN BONFIRE MURDER

Two Poles Arrested by the Greenpoint Avenue Police

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Patrolmen Mattes and Biredy of the Greenpoint Avenue station, Willismsburg, arrested two Poles last night as suspicious characters in connection with the murder of the woman whose body was found in the bonfire in Williamsburg on Thursday. The men described themselves as Julian Kusinski and Valenty Borkowsky, farmhands, each twenty-two years old. Borkowsky had in his possession $8 and two women’s handkerchiefs and a small gold pin, such as a woman uses to pin the back of her shirtwaist. The other man had $2 in his pockets. They were caught, after a chase, in a saloon a Norman Avenue and Newel Street.
—New York Daily Tribune, 8 August 1908

No. 2 in a series

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