Case of the Day

Case Description

Henry, John J., killed, blow with fist, front of Sail St., by Jacob Boyer, who was arrested. 22d St. Station.

Case Number



Date of offense July 23, 1886
Date of death July 23, 1886
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Sail st.
Type of location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of public place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location description front of Sail st.
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Method of killing Beaten with fists or feet
Weapon blow with fist
Motive blow with fist
Murder/suicide? Yes
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Henry, John J.
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Boyer, Jacob
Gender Male
Race White


Precinct 22
Location of arrest 22nd st. station
Total number of defendants arrested 1
Allegations of police corruption No


Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded None
Allegations of police corruption No