Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News In 1928 this stretch of the Little Blue River, east of Fairbury, was a scene of grizzly murder of an unknown hobo.
The bloodiest murder in Fairbury was likely committed by a one-legged man in a seedy place called Hobo Camp.
Hobo Camp should be confused with Hobo Town that appeared later in Fairbury.
On July 2, 1928 the body of an unidentified man was found in Fairburys Hobo Camp, along the Little Blue River, just east of the dam. The man suspected of the crime had so many names, authorities were never really sure who he really was and they never did discover the name of the victim.
On top of this, the suspect in the ghastly murder was arrested, convicted and sent to prison within a month of the crime only to have his sentence overturned the next April by the Nebraska State Court of Appeals.