Clarksburg grocer and former vacuum
salesman Harry Powers — also known as Cornelius Pierson,
Joe Gildaw, or Herman Drenth — became the subject of a multiple
murder investigation in Harrison
County in late August 1931.
(Photograph courtesy of the Clarksburg-Harrison
County Public Library.)
Harry F. Powers was
convicted in the murder of Asta Eicher and her children.
Eicher was a widow,
who struggled to raise her two daughters and son.
Men dig for bodies of
other victims of Henry Powers in West Virginia.