Case Number: 8655

McClearn, Frank P. � Age 30 � Fatally assaulted at 4:20 AM, in front of 5516 Lexington St., where he had attended a party. During a fight he sustained a skull fracture inflicted with some unidentified weapon by some unknown person. 21 Dist. On 4/6/25 Irvin Forbes was arrested and booked. On 4/14/25 he was exonerated by the Coroner and on 4/17/25 the case was nolle prossed by Judge Fetzer.


Date of Offense April 5, 1925
Date of Death April 5, 1925
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 5516 Lexington ST
Type of Location Residence
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Type of Manslaughter Other
Type of Residence Residence (Don't know whose)


Name McClearn, Frank
Age 30 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Forbes, Irvin
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 21
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 6-Apr-25
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 14, 1925
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision April 17, 1925
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder