Minnesota Tales

The Minneapolis Journal, October 2, 1907, p. 7


Long Search Results in Charge Against Roy D. Hand.

Nettie Lasher, the 14-year old girl who has been missing from her home in Pillager, Minn., for several months, is found at last, and a clever bit of detective work is to be credited to Sergeant Landy, of the Humane society, in consequence. Sergeant Landy suspected a man in the case from the start, but the man suspected him, also, and it has been a game of hide-and-seek for weeks. It was a moral certainty that the man had the girl concealed somewhere, but tho he was trailed and trailed, he always managed to throw his pursuers off the scent. But his day came, the girl was found, and there is business for the grand jury.

Hattie was stopping at a cheap hotel. She denied her identity at first, said her name was Brown, and told the officers that the man, who is a barber by the name of Roy D. Hand, was her cousin, who had brought her in from the country to send her to the high school. But as soon as she learned that Hand was in jail, she broke down and confessed everything.

The charge against Hand, who is a married man, is a felony.

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