By VINCE LUECKE
George Ellis was dead.
Everyone knew it.
The 14-year-old farmhand, missing for more than a year, had been done in. That was clear, even though there was no body. But all of the signs of a murder were there, a late-night fight, missing money and an angry employer with the means and motive.
It was a murder mystery on the minds and lips of many living in Perry County 70 years ago.