"Albert Johnson" was the alias of an unidentified criminal killed in a shootout in 1932. He was also known by the nickname "Mad Trapper of Rat River"

Case

On February 17, 1932 a suspected poacher and killer who used an alias of "Albert Johnson" was tracked down and killed by a RCMP Posse after he had wounded Constable Albert King December 31, 1931 and had killed RCMP Constable Edgar Millen on January 30, 1932.

Characteristics

In 2007 an examination of his remains found:

  • Isotope analysis indicated he likely grew up in the Corn Belt of Midwest America or possibly Scandinavia.
  • His tailbone was asymmetrical, causing his spine to curve left and right slightly.
  • One foot was longer than the other.

Clothing and accessories

  • He carried $2,000 in both American and Canadian currency, including gold.
  • Pocket compass
  • Razor
  • A knife
  • Fish hooks
  • Nails
  • Large quantity of Beecham's Pills
  • Teeth with gold fillings, which may have belonged to him.

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