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Article Title: Albuquerque Morning Journal
Article Date: July 16 1910
Article Description: Realtor Shoots Lover..
Charles W Rigdon 65 years old, well known for many years in Chicago real estate circles
and father of Jay A Rigdon, assistant cashier of the Hibernian Banking association
seriously wounded Mrs Emma Deufex, a young widow and then shot and killed himself in the
office of John C Fetzer in a downtown office building here late today(7/15)
Police Inspector Lavin says the shooting is the outgrowth of a romance in which love and
business were tangled.The police say Mrs Deufex has been a close friend of Rigdon for
several years and that Rigdon had given her money and stocks and then had quarreled with
her. Mrs Deufex say the police called upon Rigdon to carry out certain promises and
despite his refusal persisted in going to him and in attempting to effect a settlement.
Mrts Deufex was accompanied to the Fetzer office, where Rigdon had a private room ,by Miss
Mary Wilson of Hinsdale Illinois and Mr Fetzer talked with the two women before the
shooting, but the police have been unable ot discover the exact conversation that took
place between Rigdon and Mrs Deufex.
Pending a coroner's inquest, Mrs Deufex is being treated under guard at St Luke's
hospital and Miss Wilson is held a prisoner at the Harrison street police station.
Inspector Lavin has been able to learn little regarding Mrs Deufex and Miss Wilson
although Mrs Deufex is said to be from St Paul and to have a sister in a Wisconsin
Two unsigned letters found in the dead man's coat havew been secured by the police and
are being used in efforts to unravel the tragedy.Both leters were written by a woman.One
severely critcizes Rigdon and the other addresses him in endearing terms.
The p[olice are attempting to secure information from Mr Fetzer, who seems disinclined to
talk of the tragedy.Fetzer rated as a millionaire is a former member of the chicago board
of education,was receiver for the local bank wrtecked by Paul O Stendland and for a number
of years was real estate manatger for the McCormick estate.
Rigdon recently returned to Chicago from an extended western trip. He is said to have made
an extensive deal in Nevada mining propery while on this trip..
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