Coroner Hill had an autopsy made yesterday on the remains of Patrick Slavin, who died suddenly at the lockup early yesterday morning. It was found that the skull of the deceased had been fractured at the base of the brain, and great clots of blood were found on the brain, showing a contusion. Tho coroner fortunately obtained a clue to the case. A boy was found who had stood opposite when Slavin came out of Mark's saloon and attempted to climb into his wagon, when another man came out and attacked him. The boy plainly heard blows administered, and both men fell to the ground. An inquest will be held tomorrow.
St. Paul (Minnesota) Daily Globe, November 26, 1885.
The funeral of Patrick Slaven, who died from injuries received in a fall from scuffling with a friend, took place yesterday from his late residence in Richfield Township.
St. Paul (Minnesota) Daily Globe, November 28, 1885.