|Chief Don Eagle|
Eagle became one of the top wrestlers before injuring his back in his late 30s.
His post-retirement real estate developements failed to go as planned.
He died of gunshots wounds at age 40 in his home in Khanawake on March 17, 1966. It was deemed a suicide. (One report said that his real name was Stanislas Suplatowicz.)
Then on July 21, 1968 his widow Jean Eagle, 28, who worked as a waitress at the Khanawake golf course, was murdered.
She was said to be vey beautiful and was a mother of three.
I do not have a photo of her but a newspaper report from the time, possibly a little cruelly, suggested that she was known to be a libertine.
Her body was found two days later by her father-in-law, who was the chief. It was badly burnt inside a car.
The murder was thought to be a crime of passion and as of six months later the crime remained unsolved and probably remains so.
I would be curious to know whether the two tragic deaths were the result of something larger than a suicide and a crime-of-passion murder.