Body Found' In Woods a
Mile From Home By
The body of Henry John Arm¬ bruster, 33, popular Catawba Island resident was found dead in his car on the William Rofkar farm at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. He had bee dead for sometime; when found.
Mr. Armibruster was last seen at five o'clock Wednesday evening, when he drove away from home in his car.
When he failed to return by yes¬ terday morning, a search was start¬ ed, which ended with the discovery of his body by Franklyn Rofkar at 1:30 Thursday afternoon.
Cororner R. R. Semon of Port Clinton was called and rendered a verdict of suicide by monoxide gas poisoning. %."J % I
According to the coroner, the man. had been despondent over ill- health and about being unemploy¬ ed. He had been employed at the Fete Roberts fishery on Catawba Island for some tame.
•The coroner, in making his re¬ port said he found the body in the car. The windows were closed, and monoxide gas from the (motor was piped through the floor boards and into the car. The machine was driven into the William Rofkar woods, about a mile from the Arm¬ bruster home.
Relatives of Mr. Arimbruster had been considerably worried about his whereabouts Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and when he failed to return home, instigated the search which resulted in his body being found in the car in the Rofkar. woods.
The body was removed to the Neideeker funeral home late yester- dayi afternoon to be prepared for burial. No funeral arrangements had been made up to last night.
Mr. Armibruster was unmarried, and had lived with his mother.
.Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Armbruster, two sister Mrs. John Boihling of Danbury and Mrs. Edith Bowers, at home, a brother, Carl Armbruster, also at home.
Funeral services for Henry J. Armbruster, 33, who was found a suicide victim in a woods on Ca¬ tawba Island last Thursday were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in tine residence and at 2:30 at Catawba church with Rev. W. A. Sdefkes of St. John's Lutheran officiating. Burial was made in Catawba cemetery. J/f 3
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