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Young woman’s death

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Saturday 6 August 1927, The Sydney Morning Herald

ARMIDALE, Friday.

A verdict of suicide was returned to-day
by the district coroner, at the inquiry into
the death of Lexi Gertrude Larkin, aged 20
years, which occurred in the Albion Hotel,
Armidale. Medical evidence showed that the
girl died from strychnine poisoning.

Two witnesses gave evidence that when they
found the girl on the floor she said that she
had taken strychnine, a quantity of which
was found in the room.

In a writing pad in the girl's case was
the following note: "Good-bye, everyone. I
am going beyond the Great Divide. I have
been a very wicked girl, but God will find
judgment and find punishment for sins. I
have loved once, but never again. Good-bye,
till we meet beyond the Divide."

Written by macalba

March 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

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