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Captured fugative Elroy Hazeman
Captured fugative Elroy Hazeman
TitleCaptured fugative Elroy Hazeman
Date of Original1946-10-24
DescriptionCaptured fugative Elroy Hazeman seated on a chair in the Fargo police station.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectLaw
Subject (LCTGM)Criminals
Police stations
Personal NameHazeman, Elroy Edward, 1928-2008
Organization NameFargo (N.D.). Police Dept.
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2035.1348
Negative Number2035.1348
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Elroy Hazeman, as he was photographed in the detectives office at Fargo police headquarters a few minutes after he was arrested." - caption with image published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, October 24, 1946, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryOn August 17, 1946, Elroy Hazeman hired Walter Anderson, a taxi driver with City Cab Co., to drive him from Little Falls to the farm of his parents in Pierz, Minnesota. When they arrived at Pierz, Hazeman pulled out a gun and proceeded to rob and kill Anderson, shooting in the back of the head. After hiding the body in some brush, on his family farm, he drove the taxi to near Margie, Minnesota where he abandoned it. He hitchhiked to Bemidji, and then took a bus back to his job with Norling Silo Co. in Svea, Minn. On August 22nd, Hazeman quit his job, and wandered around the region. Meanwhile the deserted the cab was fond August 20th, and Anderson was determined to be missing. On September 3rd, Anderson's body was found by Elroy Hazeman's younger brother and sister. On October 24th, Hazeman boarded a Greyhound bus in Minneapolis, driven by Lloyd Mertz. Mr. Mertz recognized the passenger as that of the wanted Elroy Hazeman and radioed ahead to Fargo police. Police in Fargo, took Hazeman into custody at the Union Bus Depot with no resistance. On December 3, 1946, a Morrison County grand jury, indicted Elroy Hazeman on first-degree murder. He was found insane and possessing homicidal tendencies, and was committed to the St. Peter State Hospital on December 5th.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.1348)
Digital IDrs005504
Original SourceNegatives
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