A puzzling case from Colorado made the headlines during August 1912, when music teacher Signe Carlzen was reported slain in Denver. On the night of August 9, the victim left a student's home at nine o'clock, prepared to hike across a lonely, open field to reach the street car that would take her home. When she had not arrived by 2 a.m., her family launched a search, but seven hours passed before a farmer found her body in the field. According to reports, the victim was discovered with a scarf wound tight around her neck, skull fractured by at least six heavy blows. Some of the head wounds measured three inches across, and local newsmen reported that, "The blows caused her eyes to bulge from their sockets." One article reported that her body had been mutilated with a knife. Confusion still surrounds the other victims in this case, with Signe Carlzen seemingly the last to die. On August 11, the New York Times reported that police were checking out "a half-dozen similar crimes" in Denver and its suburbs through the past six months. Local reports, meanwhile, linked Carlzen's death with a triple murder reported from Colorado Springs on September 17, 1911, the victims named as Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Wayne, together with a female houseguest, Mrs. A.J. Burnham. Homicide investigators labored long and hard to name a suspect, but their search was fruitless and the case remains unsolved.