Friday, January 25, 2013

Asylum Walk (26)

Private and Public

On 10 October 1905, a darkhaired, well-dressed, pregnant girl was found gagged and shot in James Marshall’s bush on the Mountain. A witness claimed to have seen a man and woman walking in the area the previous day. When three boys gathering sweet chestnuts found the body they went running to the nearest house. The homeowner wouldn’t let anyone near the woods until a policeman arrived.

10,000 people viewed the murdered girl’s body in Blachford and Son’s funeral parlor.

The case was never solved.

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