Finger Prints Trap John Cominsky for Murder, January 1926

When John Cominsky, a farmer of Fulton, entered the home of Mrs. Marie Lorenzen McKee on the night of September 22d, he neglected to wear gloves. His finger prints, found on the rim of the window screens, proved he was lying when he denied knowledge of the crime.

Cominsky had been an admirer of Mrs. McKee and when she scorned him, had threatened her life. After the murder, he laughed at the stories and pretended to be ignorant of her death. But only a few hours after the murder he was identified as the person who had entered her home that night.

1. "Finger Prints Trap Illinois Murderer", Finger Print and Identification Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 7, January 1926, page 15.

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