Slayer of Dr. Drake Found Dead Southwest of Ashley.

While a posse was scouring the country in all directions for Henry Fulkerson, the murderer of Dr. I. L. Drake of Minneapolis, at a hotel at Ashley a week ago Monday, his body was lying cold in death in a field eight miles southwest of there. He had committed suicide by shooting himself through the head.

The discovery was made Sunday afternoon by a Venturia farmer, who at once notified authorities. Sheriff Emanuel Hildebrant, accompanied by A. Cling, coroner, and C. S. Johnstone and two other citizens, drove to the place and found that the dead man was Fulkerson. The body was taken to the courthouse and an inquest was held Monday.

Judging from an investigation at the scene where the body was found, and the fact that it was some distance from the highway, leads to the believe {sp} that the fugitive lost his way and as he was nearly overcome by the extreme cold he shot himself rather than freeze to death. His revolver was found nearby.

From letters found on his person and at the place where he lodged it develops that he had a brother, W. H. Fulkerson, at Cleopatra, McLean county, Ky., another brother, Marshal Fulkerson, of Church, Grayson county, Ky., besides a sister and other relatives in that locality.

The remains of Dr. Drake were taken to Minneapolis and his funeral was held from the masonic temple Saturday afternoon.

Oakes Times, 2/1/1906


Posted 02/01/2017