Woman's head found in garbage dump


When the decaying head of a red-haired woman was found stuffed inside a can of lard at the local garbage dump in Punxsutawney in 1922, it created quite the sensation.

From the News-Herald (Franklin, PA) on December 5, 1922:


Quite naturally, local citizens and law enforcement believed that a shocking murder had been committed. However, this was not the case, as the following explanation of the mystery head, which appeared in the December 6 edition of the New Castle News, proves:


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