ON THIS DAY – January 24, 1930

The bodies of Theodore Dugay a retired farmer, aged 70. and his wife Emily aged 54, were found at a farm near Rutherglen on this day in 1930. Both died from pea rifle wounds in the head. Dugay had lived in the district for 60 years, and was recently released from the Beechworth mental institution. It is thought that he shot his wife, and then committed suicide.