The following October 4, 1928, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 6, column 6:
BODY FOUND IN CEDAR LAKE
INMATE OF COUNTY FARM A SUICIDE
The body of Bernard Beringer, who for the last two years has been an inmate of the county poor farm, was found Wednesday morning floating in the waters of Cedar Lake near the Plotz pier. Indications were that the man, who was slightly deranged, had committed suicide. Grasped in his hands was a set of false teeth which he had evidently sought to save from the wreckage. According to Mr. Belshaw, superintendent of the institution, Beringer worked in the dining room of the institution and was well liked. He had threatened to end his life by drowning, but nothing was thought of the matter. Two days ago the patient took French leave and nothing was heard from him until his remains were discovered in the lake. Beringer was born in Germany and has no known living relatives. He formerly lived in Hammond.