Ste. Genevieve Herald
Ste. Genevieve, Mo.
Saturday, 28 Jun 1884
Louis BEQUETTE caught a floater last Wednesday, a boy about 15 years old, naked as if drowned in swimming, up in the river near Turkey Island and
brought him to town. After the usual inquest by the coroner, the body was buried in the city graveyard. An Illinois man who came to town Wednesday,
expressed his belief that the boy was one of three who had gone out in a sailing boat a few days ago to bathe in the river and were all drowned.