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San Gabriel Man Found Naked, Slashed to Death; Couple Held

January 3, 2010 |  2:00 am


Jan. 3, 1910, Mystery
Jan. 3, 1910: The slashed, naked body of Morgan Shiveley, a streetcar conductor, is found face-down in the mud several hundred yards from his home at Broadway and San Gabriel Boulevard in San Gabriel. George A. and Clara Stone, who shared the home with Shiveley, give different versions of what happened, and The Times’ disorganized account makes the story even more baffling.

Further investigation added seamy details about the relationship between Shiveley and the Stones and bizarre theories (Shiveley was a notorious sleepwalker—maybe he wounded himself in his sleep; perhaps he was killed by Mexicans in revenge for throwing them off a streetcar) and although the Stones were charged in the killing, the case was eventually dropped.