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Old 03-07-2017, 11:04 PM
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Default Evidence found from Amelia Dyer case in 1896

She was a baby-farmer and killed many of the infants.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-39186837
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Whoa... What a thing to find in one's attic!
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:59 PM
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Gives hope that there may still be something out there about Jack.
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? Brown paper packaging, tied up with strings...

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Whoa... What a thing to find in one's attic!
I'm alarmed by the comment that the detectives were expected to bring the evidence with them to court. This stuff was apparently taken home afterwards and forgotten about until a descendant or other relative found it. Wow-- talk about lax rules about chain of authority!

Glad to see the tag was still with it, and that the finder did the correct thing and gave it to a museum.
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? Brown paper packaging, tied up with strings...

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Just some of Amelia's "favorite things"?

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Dear me!

What does "a loft" mean in the UK? If we said the below (from the link) in the US, we might think it was the overhead storage part of a barn...

<< "And so the packaging - which was evidence to convict Dyer of Helena Fry's murder - had likely been kept and stored in the loft since 1896." >>
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:33 AM
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What does "a loft" mean in the UK? If we said the below (from the link) in the US, we might think it was the overhead storage part of a barn...

<< "And so the packaging - which was evidence to convict Dyer of Helena Fry's murder - had likely been kept and stored in the loft since 1896." >>
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From Wikipedia:

"A loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof (US usage) or just a storage space under the roof usually accessed by a ladder (British usage)."

I figured it was in the attic.
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Curious spelling in the transcription. If this was a faithful rendering of Dyer's handwritten statement, she was spelling words like 'tell' and 'will' with only one 'l' but on one occasion spells 'will' correctly.
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The tone sounds like it was dictated to a police officer, who was coaching her in certain directions. ("I have made a full statement I have told the truth and nothing but the whole truth...I have wrote out a true and faithful statement of everything...") So I don't think those would have been her misspellings, but someone on staff's...
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