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By Scott C Lornax

Whilst the passage of time can and has exposed many secrets and techniques, killers may well break out with their crimes in 1596 whilst Shakespeare penned those phrases and this can be definitely the case in additional contemporary occasions as Unsolved Murders in South Yorkshire in actual fact demonstrate.

The early chapters contain instances of ancient curiosity the place killers definitely went to the grave within the wisdom that they had received away with homicide. circumstances contain suspicious deaths which left detectives in South Yorkshire baffled, yet that have been, it can look, acts of callous homicide which have been no longer acknowledged as such as a result of doubtful police critiques and practices. There also are circumstances of transparent homicide equivalent to a guy shot within the head throughout the Victorian interval, whose killer was once by no means identified.

The later chapters, even if, function more moderen chilly instances the place there's nonetheless the chance that the depraved males or ladies who have been accountable for such acts of inhumanity may possibly stay inside of our society.

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Following his arrest John was described as being very low spirited and he repeatedly protested his innocence. Dodworth Chapel, where George Firth and his brother John stood outside after leaving the Gate Inn. (The author’s collection) It was speculated that John had killed his brother for financial gain because although George spent almost all of the money he had on drink, John told the police that the collieries were doing well. It was therefore believed he may have killed his brother for a larger share of any profits.

The early chapters include cases of historic interest where killers certainly went to their graves in the knowledge they had got away with murder. Cases include suspicious deaths which left detectives in South Yorkshire baffled, but which were, it would seem, acts of callous murder which were not recognised as such due to dubious police opinions and practices. There are also cases of clear murder such as a man shot in the head during the Victorian period, whose killer was never identified. The later chapters, however, feature cases where there is still the possibility that the wicked men or women who were responsible for such acts of inhumanity may remain within our society.

A cotton stocking was tied tightly round her neck, with the knot tied at the back of her neck. She had blood on both of her hands and there was hair entangled between the fingers on one of her hands. There was an apron beneath her head which was saturated with blood. After viewing the body Constable Sharpe ran to a nearby shop in order to telephone the local police station to request assistance. When Inspector Joseph Wainwright examined the scene he found no visible evidence for a struggle between Florence and any other individual.

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