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-Everyone loves a good “whodunit”,​ but how about a “who is it” mystery? ​ In [[1906]], the good folks of [[Constance]] were pondering that very question. ​+Everyone loves a good “whodunit”,​ but how about a “who is it” mystery? ​ In 1906, the good folks of [[Constance]] were pondering that very question. ​
    
 In those days, the [[Ohio River]] offered a major means of travel, and accidents occurred with as much frequency as on our modern highways. One major difference is that the roads stay in one place, and the river moves along, sometimes carrying its victims downriver with the current. In those days, the [[Ohio River]] offered a major means of travel, and accidents occurred with as much frequency as on our modern highways. One major difference is that the roads stay in one place, and the river moves along, sometimes carrying its victims downriver with the current.
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  Upon examination of the remains, the men identified several gold fillings in the teeth and were convinced. This was their long lost brother, the German Count. ​ Though the mystery surrounding the identity of the deceased and the two men might have caused a bit of curiosity, everyone was cooperative with the visitors. They received the coroner’s permission to take possession of the body, and placed it in an expensive metal casket. ​ The two men loaded the casket onto a west-bound boat, and took their leave of Boone County. ​ To this day, the identity of the “Count of Constance” has not been revealed; another unsolved Boone County mystery.  Upon examination of the remains, the men identified several gold fillings in the teeth and were convinced. This was their long lost brother, the German Count. ​ Though the mystery surrounding the identity of the deceased and the two men might have caused a bit of curiosity, everyone was cooperative with the visitors. They received the coroner’s permission to take possession of the body, and placed it in an expensive metal casket. ​ The two men loaded the casket onto a west-bound boat, and took their leave of Boone County. ​ To this day, the identity of the “Count of Constance” has not been revealed; another unsolved Boone County mystery.
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 +  * [[Articles of Interest]]
 +  * [[Towns]]
 +  * [[Waterways]]
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