I am researching a reported suicide of two brothers that occurred in early 1900s. The autopsy report states that the cause of death was poison by potassium cyanide. Here is the report: “These two brothers occupied a bedroom and kept house at xxxxx Street. xxxxx was formerly a Roman Catholic priest disposed for immorality. Since leaving the pulpit Fr. xxxx had been going to the bad, drinking and using his time chiefly in accumulating moral filth to throw at his bishop and other of his clerical brethren. The two were last seen alive at nightfall Dec. 7 by their brother. The latter came by appointment at 2:30 PM Dec. 10 and found the men dead lying in a reposeful altitude on the outside of the bed with their clothes on.
Autopsy: Decomposition in full progress. Blood and tissue fluid suggesting potassium cyanide. No sign of caustic irritant poison in stomach and intestines. Congestion of lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys. Both bodies alike in appearance. Chemical analysis failed to get desired reactions.
I have researched death by potassium suicide and the report describes a death, I think, other than potassium suicide. I think the reported suicide was actually a murder and that the bodies was actually posed before discovery. Any thoughts? Thanks