On March 8, 1935, 8-year-old Richard Streicher (c.1927 - March 8, 1935) was found dead underneath the footbridge from Depot Town to Frog Island. Streicher, who lived nearby at 404 N. Huron and had been seen the night before sledding in Riverside Park, had been stabbed 14 times. The murderer was never found.
In the course of researching the case, the Ypsilanti Historical Society filed FOIA requests to the City of Ypsilanti Police, Michigan State Police, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, University of Michigan, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, and Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney - no records could be found on the case by any of these entities. The Society intends to continue investigation.
December 27, 2015. Murder of 7-year-old remains unsolved after 80 years, Ann Arbor News. "Seven-year-old Richard Streicher is buried at Highland Cemetery in an unmarked grave, murdered without a trace."
- Depot Town Rag, October 2007: "1935 cold case reopened by historians"
- Ypsilanti in the 20th Century By James Thomas Mann, p. 82