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In Years Past

November 13, 2012
The Post-Journal

In 1912, interest in the Robinson case, that of the Silver Creek game protector who had been missing for over two weeks, was revived to fever heat the previous afternoon when a searching party headed by Constable John Skinner of Brocton, found a coat, revolver, handcuffs and keys belonging to the missing man. The discovery was made directly underneath the bridge over the Cattaraugus Creek at Irving. Near the place where the coat, handcuffs, etc., were found, was found also a big iron bolt. Such a bolt would make a very dangerous weapon. It was rust covered and Constable Skinner thought that there were traces of human hair attached to it. Whether the red stains were also blood stains had not been determined.



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