Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1925. Coles County, IL.
By August 5, Cora Stallman had been dead for five days, but investigators seemed no closer to finding out how that had happened. The truth continued to evade them like a silver fish in a summer pond, always a second beyond their grasp.
They could agree that she had died early Saturday morning. But whether it was suicide, murder, or an accident depended on who you talked to…
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