Friday, November 07, 2008

Disappearance of Lord Lucan

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1974 Richard Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (Lord Lucan; b. December 18, 1934) and Lady Lucan's nanny was found murdered, in the basement of the family home in Belgravia, London. Lady Lucan was found alive in the hall. Lord Lucan disappeared and many unconfirmed reports of sightings of the missing lord in various parts of the world occurred for a number of years.

A month after the murder, the suspicions of Australian police were aroused when a distinguished-looking Englishman turned up in Melbourne. On Christmas Eve, 1974, he was immediately arrested and questioned. It turned out not to be Lucan, but the former Labour government minister John Stonehouse, wanted by police in Britain after faking his suicide in Florida, USA in order to escape business debts.

The peer was officially declared dead by the High Court in London in 1999 ...

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