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Where Mrs. Luetgert Was Seen:
Rock Island, Illinois
On May 21, 1897, the Chicago Daily News reported:
Mrs. Tripp [the wife of defense attorney Arnold Tripp] appeared at her husband's office at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and later the attorney and his wife started for Rock Island. It is conjectured that Mrs. Tripp accompanied her husband to act as a companion to Mrs. Luetgert in case she should be found. The stranger, described as a man of stout build, with a twisted, light mustache, has not been seen since the lawyer left the city, and the supposition is that he, too, went to Rock Island...
"She must be a truly remarkable woman," said Assistant State's Attorney McEwen, "for she has so far been found in eight different places. This is not so noteworthy as the fact that she appeared in most of them at the same time. Now she is in Rockford [sic], is she? Well, well. When Mrs. Luetgert is produced we will believe she is alive, but until then we must beg leave to adhere to our theory that murder of the most foul and unnatural kind has been done."
Read about other places where the missing Mrs. Luetgert was supposedly seen.