ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1903

An arrest was made to-day in connection with the death of an old man named William Ford in a hut near Dandenong. The suspect gave the name of Charles Sadi Fossard, aged 21, a Frenchman by birth. It was reported that at the time of Ford’s death a man had been seen prowling about the vicinity of  Ford’s hut, and information was received on Sunday by the police that the suspect was in the vicinity of Thomson’s-lane, between Cranbourne and Dandenong roads. Two black trackers were put on to the trail, and as the result of their work the arrest was made. The suspect is charged with vagrancy.