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Murder scene of Wesley Moore, Fargo, N.D.
Murder scene of Wesley Moore, Fargo, N.D.
TitleMurder scene of Wesley Moore, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1955-05-01
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of alley behind 86 Front Street (Main Avenue), Fargo, N.D. looking east toward the Red River. An automobile is parked along the right side of the road.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectLaw
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Alleys
Personal NameMoore, Wesley William, 1917-1955
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue
Fargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 50-99 block
Item Number2098.s603
Negative Number2098.s603
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryIn the early morning hours of May 1, 1955, the naked body of Wesley Moore, a transient laborer was found beaten and lying in a ditch along 1st Street S., between Front Street (Main Avenue) and 1st Avenue S., Fargo, N.D. Charged in the death were David Moore, Jr. and Joseph Munnell. Earlier in the evening the group and been partying in the apartment of Willie and Pedro Flores at 86 Front Street. After the party, David Moore and Joseph Munnell jumped Wesley Moore and beat him to death with a stick. David Moore was discovered by police passed out in his car with bloody clothing, and Joseph Munnell was identified as an accomplice by Wesley Moore's female companion, Joyce Fischer.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s603)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000187
Original SourceNegative
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