Stomach Contents in Trachea Caused Death of
Amos Shipman
(Sunday, November 6, 1966)


 Coroner Robert Wade said Amos Wayne Shipman’s death was due to strangulation caused by the aspiration of stomach contents in the trachea.  An autopsy on Shipman was performed by an Evansville pathologist.
 Authorities have pieced together the following account of events leading to Shipman’s death.  Shipman was with Stephen L. Richardson, 22,
801 Tretter Park Drive, Fort Branch and Terry M. Cooper, Route 1, Princeton about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 1966.  During the evening Shipman became ill.
The two youths took Shipman home about
midnight and placed him in the front seat of an abandoned 1953 Chevrolet.  The car was parked approximately 175 feet from the Shipman residence, route 2, Princeton.
The youth’s body was found by his brother about
10:15 a.m. Monday.  He was lying on his back with his head down.
Richardson has been charged with furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.  He is expected to appear in City Court Wednesday.
Shipman was a lifelong resident of
Princeton.  He was employed a Gaston’s IGA Foodliner, Princeton. He graduated from Princeton High school in 1966 and was a member of Memorial Methodist church.
Funeral service for the deceased will be held at
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 1966, at the Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. Karl McClure officiating.  He will be taken to the church at 9:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Colvin and Son Mortuary home after 3:30 Wednesday.
Survivors include the parents; Mr. And Mrs. Amos Shipman, a sister, Mrs. David Laswell,
Oakland City and a brother, John Wesley Shipman at home.