From Our Files - September 16, 2023 Edition
September 13, 2023
Sept. 6, 1973
Deputies are investigating the death of John Wesley Place, 15, who was found in the back seat of a vehicle behind My Tavern Place. The boy lived in a residence at the same location. Deputies believe he died from drinking an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time, causing him to get sick and choke. Companions told deputies he offered them drinks from what he said was a fifth of gin, and then consumed it within 10 minutes. He fell in a stream and the companions took him to the car, removed his wet clothes and placed a blanket on him.
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