Gone But Not Forgotten: They say there's no such thing as the perfect murder, but practically every day of the year someone is killed and their killer remains at large. This section of the archive is dedicated to the victims of the UK's unsolved murders of the 20th century...
Gone But Not Forgotten: April
April 23rd 1915
Lucy Strange – Oxford
Separated from her husband and living alone in Magdalene Road, Oxford, Mrs. Lucy Strange, 40, was battered to death with a pair of fire tongs in her home on Friday, April 23rd, 1915.
The last man to see her alive was a local labourer, Alfred Holland, 24. He admitted having seen her, but claimed that she was seeing a mutual acquaintance named Jack, a Londoner. Jack, he said, had told him that he was going to kill Mrs. Strange for being unfaithful to him.
Jack, however, had mysteriously disappeared, and so Alfred Holland was brought to trial for the murder. After a three-day hearing at Oxford Assizes he was acquitted for lack of evidence.