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Australia Australia - Dr. Gilbert Bogle, 39, & Margaret Chandler, 29, Sydney, 1 Jan 1963

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  1. Nocgirl

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    This is a fascinating case; the webside listed above, http://www.boglechandler.com/, is required reading if one has the time:

    The other link above is to an article on the Sydney Morning Herald's website, and develops the theory that hydrogen sulfide was to blame for the two deaths, though this does not seem likely given the circumstances in which the bodies were discovered.

    If one has time, check out the boglechandler.com website. Like the case of the Beaumont children (there's a thread at WS for it), this is one of Australia's great unsolved mysteries.

    The Party

    Mr Chandler's movements

    At Fuller's Bridge

    The Investigation

    Speculation
     
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    fruity Active Member

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    BUmping this because I was reading the wikipedia page last night. I didn't know that
    I would like to watch the film about the gas again. I watched it in 2006 but I haven't seen it advertised again. I wonder if it's online.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogle-Chandler_case
     
  4. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    Was the handbag between the houses identified as Mrs. Chandler's; because her husband said she left her purse at home because it clashed with her party dress.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Margaret Chandler did not have her handbag with her at the Nash party, from whence she left with Gib Bogle to meet her doom. Her handbag had been left in the suitcase in her husband Geoffrey's car. It was found by police to contain £10.

    http://www.boglechandler.com/bcInquest23May1963.html
     
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    p.s. anyone captivated - and indeed it's a captivating one - by Bogle-Chandler might also see, in addition to the great www.boglechandler.com link above, the online discussion forum dedicated to the case, http://boglechandler.freeforums.net/ -- new, bright, and not quite organised, but bringing eventually together a variety of sources and of people.
     
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    One thing that I'm confused about: is there any evidence except Geoff Chandler's statement that in fact they had an "open marriage"? Hoping somebody who's a lot more knowledgeable can weigh in. I don't remember seeing anything that says the police found friends who could confirm that Margaret said they had an open marriage.
     
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    Margaret Chandler's husband Geoffrey Chandler wrote a book about his wife's murder (and Dr. Bogle's murder).
    the book is called: So You Think I Did It. I had this book until about 18 months ago, I had a big clean up and gave to a second hand shop,
    Ref: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/21218657?selectedversion=NBD68070

    He revealed some details - such as they seemed to have been exposed to some dreadful chemical that made them tear away at their own bodies as if their skin was extremely itchy and they were trying to scratch their own skin off. NOT drag marks from being moved to that location. Also it was a few hours later after the discovery of Dr Bogle's body that his wife's body was found, and she would still have been alive at the time of the discovery of Dr. Bogle's body, had anyone kept looking.
    Copies of the book may be found if anyone tries looking.
     
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    I should also have said Geoffrey Chandler thinks the intended victims would have been either Dr. G. Bogle and probably Mrs. Bogle.
    Or else Dr. Chandler (himself and his wife) Mrs. Chandler.
    He very much doubts (the murderers) would have expected Dr. Bogle to be in the company of Mrs. Chandler.
     
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    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    Two women may hold answer to how Dr Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler died in 1963
    7.30 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    By Tracy Bowden
    Updated Fri Sep 02 16:25:15 EST 2016
    Posted Fri Sep 02 16:06:51 EST 2016

    'The hunt is on for two women who may hold the answer to the Bogle-Chandler mystery, one of the oldest cold cases in New South Wales history.

    Key points:

    • Man says two women witnessed deaths of Dr Gilbert Bogle and Margaret Chandler in 1963
    • Women never reported it to police for fear of having their own relationship outed
    • Filmmaker hoping one or both of the women will come forward

    It is believed the women witnessed what happened to respected physicist Dr Gilbert Bogle and his lover Margaret Chandler, who were found dead on the banks of the Lane Cove River in Sydney on New Year's Day in 1963.'

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-02/two-women-may-hold-answer-to-bogle-chandler-case/7808820

    Tonight's 7.30 program, including a transcript, will be uploaded later tonight at:

    http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/
     
  12. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    These late in the day witnesses seem very unlikely to me.
     
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    http://thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/dr-bogle-and-mrs-chandler/

    I listened to this podcast on the case and it claims that Dr. Bogle and Mrs. Chandler were already pale and feeling sickly when they said their good-byes that evening to Mr.and Mrs.Nash. That would indicate that maybe someone spiked their drinks at the party with poison. Who and why?
     
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    I just listened to this podcast about the case that claims Bogle and Chandler were already pale and sickly when they said their good-byes to their party host, Mr. and Mrs. Nash. That would indicate someone may have spiked their drinks with poison at the party. Who and why?

    http://thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/dr-bogle-and-mrs-chandler/
     
  15. Mrs G Norris

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    Or they took drugs themselves for a bit of fun and took them during the night?
     
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    Weren't they found with cardboard covering their bodies? Why would do that if they were struck down by poisonous gas?
     

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