Springfield Globe Republic, Feb. 2 1886
TWO HUMAN SKELETONS FOUND
Charleston, West Virginia, Feb. 2 - News has just been received from Winfield, Putnam county, of the strange discovery of two human skeletons lying on a floating cake of ice, in the Kanawha River, near Red House Shoals, Sunday. The skeletons were in a good state of preservation and were evidently the frames of large men. Some fragments of clothing surrounded the bones, but nothing to indicate in any degree the identity of the deceased, or the locality from whence they floated on the ice.