When neighbours in Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn, north London, alerted police that they hadn’t seen Mrs. Caroline Jones, a 55-year-old widow living at No. 21, for some time, the police broke into her flat. They found Mrs. Jones, who lived alone, lying on her bed with her wrists and ankles tied and a scarf stuffed into her mouth.

A post-mortem fixed Wednesday, March 13th, 1940, as the date of her death, which meant that she had been killed a month previously. She had been severely hit about the head and strangled. The flat had been ransacked, suggesting robbery was the motive. UK Murder Stories from True Crime Library.

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