Case Number: 57

Adams, Rufus. 35 ys. Old. Fatally injured at 397 S. State St. where he was thrown down stairs during an argument about a ??? with a night watchman at the Salvation Army Lodging house named Joe Wilson who escaped. 2 prect. died same day.


Date of Offense July 16, 1908
Date of Death July 16, 1908
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address 397 S. State st.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description Salvation Army Lodging House
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics thrown down stairs
Method of Killing Thrown from a high place
Weapon thrown down stairs
Motive Thrown down stairs during an argument about a ???
Description Other
Total Number of Victims 1
Excessive Violence Excessive or extreme use of force
Location Salvation Army Lodging House
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Residence Hotel, rooming house, boarding house room


Name Adams, Rufus
Age 35 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Wilson, Joe
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, semi-skilled (factory operative etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Allegations of Police Corruption No