By N. L. Harrison
From page 39 of the August, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
Murderers seldom kill strangers, law enforcement officials report. Jealousy, greed and anger with friends or relatives seem to cause most acts of violence.
Perhaps all three emotions were involved over a century ago in the little town of Lodi in south central Wisconsin. In mid-November of 1853, word raced through the community that Townsil Underhill had been murdered in a violent quarrel over money. Today, nobody remembers whether the money had been inherited, stolen, embezzled or earned.
What is known is that two persons close to Underhill were arrested for the crime. They were Alfred Underhill, a brother, and Fountain Carpenter, a half-brother. If the passion which triggered the killing was greed, it is reasonable to believe that a large sum was involved.