What’s With The Abandoned Coffin Of Mathilda Lorenz?

Published on: November 14, 2022 12:30 PM EST|Updated on: November 14, 2022 2:13 PM EST

The casket rests next to the stream in Wyman Park.

It appeared one day, inexplicably. An empty coffin, nestled in the woods on the bank of Stony Run Creek in Wyman Park. An engraved nameplate read: “Mathilda Lorenz, died July 26, 1882, aged 18 years, 2 months, and 1 day.” The neighbors were baffled. And then, a few weeks later, just as strangely, the coffin disappeared. Baltimore Banner reporter Julie Scharper became obsessed with this stubborn local mystery. She followed a winding trail of breadcrumbs and joins us this episode to reveal what she discovered.

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