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SUSPECTED MURDER near RUGELEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. The bodv of a young man, named Edward Win. SanderW* has been found in the canal, at CoVveii, near Rugeley, Staf- fordshire, under circumstances vh.eh raise a strong P1*" sumption that he has been the victim of fuut play. The deceased, who was about 27 years of age, wall the son of an independent gentleman residing at Don* caster, and for the last six years he had been in th« employ of Mr. Hawkins, chemist and druggist, Huge-ley, as assistant. About half-pas; nine on Friday morning, he went out with the intention of taking* stroll, he having been in a delicate state of health for a few days previous. He did not return, and Mr. Hawkins, b. coming alarmed, had inquiries set on foot, but could only learn that the young man had beel seen walking in the Wolseley-road, between one an* two that afternoon. Nothing more w.(s seen or heard of the deceased until about four o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when his body, was found in the canal, nefltf the aqueduct at Colton, about two miles from Rugelej^ A gold watch and chain and a gold scarf pin, whico the deceased had with him when he went out the morning before, were missing, and though the pobc< were engaged several hours on Sunday in dragging tM canal, neither of these articles could be found. TherO were several bruises on the deceased's head. A larg* number of "rough" characters have been attending the Rugeley Horse Fair, which was held during tige week, and the fact of the watch and chain being IJ1- sing, and other circumstances which have come to light have left a strong impression on the minds of th. police that the deceased, while sitting down on tbj canal bank, was attacked by one of these men, robbew of his watch and chain, and thrown into the water." At the inquest, held on Tuesday, an open verdict of "Found drowned" was returned.