By William Kincaid
ROCKFORD - "Two bodies slowly turn on the ends of ropes. A soiled ribbon rests on a table. A young man sits in a cell, measuring out the days, weeks and months," professor David Kimmel told a rapt audience recently at Rockford's village hall/museum.
Somewhere in this heap of broken images lies the truth about what transpired in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl nearly 150 years ago in Liberty Township in northwest Mercer County, Kimmel said. [More