|Newspapers.com, Arizona Republic, 8 Jun 1916.|
|Arizona Republic, 11 June 1916|
|Arizona Daily Star, 1 Feb 1917.|
A bit of background. Louis Basso was born in Naples, Italy about 1889. In the 1910 US Census, Basso was working as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Riverside, California. The census record indicates he arrived in the US about 1906. It is unclear when he may have gone to Mexico, but he appeared in the US border crossing records at Naco, Arizona on 30 March 1915, as a cook going to Bisbee, Arizona.
Basso met Jesus Anaya, probably in 1914 or early 1915, perhaps in a restaurant in Tucson. They certainly struck up a connection. Unfortunately for Jesus, she went to federal prison in Colorado. From the available articles, it looks like Basso was never captured after he escaped from prison. So where did he go? I will pick this up in the next post.