Sunday, 17 March 2013

Today in the Pace case: 17 March 1928

Saturday, 17 March 1928: the Scotland Yard detectives, Cornish and Campion, return to London. Cornish submits a forty-nine page report to his superiors on their investigations. He states that the case was‘about as complicated, contradictory and mysterious as it is possible for any case to be.’

A passage from Chief Inspector Cornish's report to his superiors on the Pace case
(The National Archives, MEPO 3/1638/5a, p. 39)

Nonetheless, he concludes that Beatrice murdered Harry by deliberately putting arsenic (derived from sheep dip) into his food.

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