A long ago unsolved murder of a young Jewish girl in Durant, Oklahoma has haunted a distant relative.
Pauline Amsel, 14, daughter of Jake and Celia Amsel, was brutally murdered Nov. 11, 1914, in the family's home at 501 N. Seventh Ave. The Amsels were described as some of Durant's prominent citizens who owned the Amsel Store in downtown Durant. Pauline was a student at Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Girls.
Melody Amsel-Arieli, a distant relative who is also a genealogist, is now seeking more information about the Amsels and old photographs. She has not been able to locate a photograph of Pauline. Melody is appealing to genealogists and others, anyone at all, who can help her solve this 92-year-old mystery.
You can read more about this "cold case" at http://www.durantdemocrat.com/articles/2006/01/21/news/news8.txt