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THE SERVICETON MURDER

ARREST OF A YOUNG GIRL

In connection with a child murder at Serviceton on the 30th of June 1898, an arrest was made at the town by the Kaniva police. The officers took into custody a young servant girl who has resided in the district for many years and is respectably connected. The young girl was housed in the police cells under the Servicton train station.

Charged with murder 27th feb 1879

A man was charged with having murdered a member of the Carmelite order, Brother James Thomas Butler, and was remanded to appear in the City Court in Melbourne on March the 5th 1879. Stephen John Eiszele, 21, of no fixed address, murdered Brother Butler at Kaniva, Western Victoria, on February 20th 1879. Eiszele was housed in Kaniva police cells.