The East-Coast Murders

April 10, 1869

At last the thick veil of impenetrability that has so long hid from sight the perpetrators of the East-Coast murders appears about to be torn aside, and one at least of the gang brought to justice. Through the exertions of Mr. Morley, J.P. for Cowichan, etc., an Indian has been arrested upon the suspicion, which appears well founded, of having shot and killed Robinson, a colored man, on Salt Spring Island some fifteen months ago. Upon the evidence of another Indian, who swears that he was in company with the accused when the deed was committed, the latter has been sent up for trial. This arrest may lead to the detection of the perpetrators of numerous other murders in the same locality.

Source: "The East-Coast Murders," The British Colonist, April 10, 1869

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