Mrs. Filkins, an eccentric character, who has been living with her husband, when she was not living somewhere else and resided in the foothills west of town, disappeared one night two weeks ago and no trace of her has yet been found.
Since writing the above Mrs. Filkins’ dead body has been found in the mountains about three miles from the Filkins’ ranch in a badly mutilated condition having been devoured by wild animals. The most probably theory of her death is that in a passion she left as she did about three weeks ago, after dark, and came to her death by starvation.
Possibly a crime has been committed, but until there is further and better evidence, we think not. Justice Goff is holding an inquest today.
Eastern Oregon Republican
Wednesday, November 14, 1894