Who knew? NKU students solve the 19th Century case of a Cincinnati policeman's uniform in the privy

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is home to many fascinating facts, offbeat oddities, and "I did not know that," moments. With that in mind, WCPO asks "Who Knew?"

A tense father-son relationship. A patrolman with his own problems with the law. A 19th Century outhouse shaft held a number of mysteries that students at Northern Kentucky University set out to solve.

There was a Cincinnati Police Department mystery on Chestnut Street in Queensgate. A recent excavation of the property yielded an old patrolman's uniform and its contents, apparently thrown into a 13-foot-deep outhouse shaft. How did it get there and what happened to the officer?

Become a WCPO Insider to learn what a group of NKU students discovered about the uniform and the man who wore it.


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