Clell Miller’s Bones

clell-miller-blogOutlaw Clell Miller was killed in the infamous James-Younger Gang robbery at Northfield, MN on September 7, 1876.  What happened to his body is unclear.

The remains were given to his family for burial in Missouri.  But med school student Henry Wheeler, who put the fatal bullet in Miller, claimed he stole the body for anatomy studies at the University of Michigan.  He later told visitors to his office that a skeleton was that of the dead badman.

The bones now are in the hands of a private collector.  But are they Clell Miller?

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