Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 9, 1944
Page 2 column 2
Cincinnati Resident Found Dead Here
           Apparently despondent over a situation concerning the purchase of a piece of property at Cincinnati,  Mrs. Leo [Mabel B.] Nichting, 43, of that city, took her own life here early Monday at the home of her brother,  Leslie Knarr, 1018 Lincoln Street, with whom she and her husband had been visiting.
          Dr. C. J. Price, county coroner, said the woman was found by relatives in an outside closet when after they awakened this morning, she was absent from the house.  Police were called at 6:00 o’clock.  The coroner, who made an immediate investigation said the suicide victim had used a .32 calibre revolver to fire a bullet into her brain just above the right temple.  Death occurred almost instantly, he said, and the woman had been dead approximately three hours when found.
          Dr. Price said a note to her husband was found pinned to Mrs. Nichting’s clothing, and he added that his investigation revealed the victim had probably planned for some time to taker her life.
          The woman’s body was removed to the Ewing mortuary and will be taken today to Cincinnati for funeral services and burial.  Survivors, besides the husband and brother, a daughter and four sisters.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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