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|Johnstown Tribune, 25 Nov 1921, Page 24, Contributed by Diann Olsen|
|YOUNG WOMAN KILLS HERSELF; HAD BEEN ILL FOR LONG TIME.|
Miss Evelyn Pringle Sends Bullet Through Heart at Home on Market Street
Miss Evelyn Pringle, aged 25, of 325 Market street, shot and killed herself shortly after noon today in one of the rooms of the beauty parlor which she conducted at the Market street address.
Miss Pringle had been in poor health for some time the result of injuries received in an automobile accident about a year ago.
Miss Elizabeth Orris, an employee at the Pringle Parlor, was in the room next to Miss Pringle when the fatal shot was fired. She had been talking to her employer a few minutes before.
"Miss Pringle had been talking to me," Miss Orris told Deputy Coroner Yost this afternoon, "and started for the other room. "I am going to kill myself," she said as she walked away, but I did not pay much attention to her, as I thought she was joking. A moment later I heard the shot."
Miss Orris ran into the room just as Miss Pringle's body fell to the floor. The girl ran to the telephone and telephoned the police station, just across the street.
Chief of Police Briney and Detectives Gross and Patterson, who responded to the call, summoned Deputy Cororner Yost. All the officials agree that death must have been instantaneous, the bullet going straight through the heart. A 22-calibre Mauser automatic revolver had been used.
The body was turned over to Undertaker Pendry, pending the funeral arrangements.
About 12 months ago Miss Pringle was hurt in an automobile wreck, being seriously injured about the back. She was in a hospital for a long time and had since frequently complained of almost unbearable pains.