UK - Mary Kriek, 19, Colchester, Essex, 5 Jan 1958

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    a bit more at link below

    http://www.truecrimelibrary.com/crime_series_show.php?id=757&series_number=11
     
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  3. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood New Member

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    Thanks Wiggy, I read something about this girl some years back, can't remember what it was now but I had a suspect in mind.

    More info

    Mary's grave in UK

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79144723

    Murder car found, news archive
    Car found 75 miles away.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...3dAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o6MMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5471,1748980


    http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/braintree/8151892.39_unsolved_murders_in_cold_case_file/

    THERE are almost 40 unsolved murders in Essex, dating back more than half a century.

    Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that Essex Police currently has 39 unsolved cases involving murder, manslaughter or infanticide.

    The oldest case dates back to January 1958, and relates to the death of Dutch au pair Mary Kriek.

    The 19-year-old had been in England less than a month, working at a farm in Eight Ash Green when she was murdered.

    Mary had 17 lacerated head wounds probably from a tyre lever or hammer.
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...MAAAAIBAJ&pg=5399,1191230&dq=mary+kriek&hl=en
     
  4. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    “Murder Clue On His Lip”
    (title of article dated January 12, 1958 from the Sunday Pictorial)

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vaf5cl_dB3c/T2zpmLte79I/AAAAAAAAAq0/pBtX0qRZYZM/s1600/P1000924.JPG

    http://mhill46-holdthefrontpage.blogspot.com/2012/03/get-my-3-kids-out-of-russia-says-mrs.html
     
  5. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood New Member

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    Thanks wishyouwerehere, another girl called Jean Sylvia Constable was murdered and they were looking at US bases

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2375,385546&dq=mary+kriek&hl=en

    However, this was the out come

    http://www.lindastratmann.com/books/true-crime-books/more-essex-murders.aspx

    Sleeping Death
    On the morning of Tuesday 3 January 1961 the body of 21 year old Jean Constable was found in a layby near the village of Ridgewell. She had been strangled. US airman Willis Eugene Boshears admitted that he had been alone with Jean at his Great Dunmow flat on New Year’s Eve, and had gone to sleep, awaking to find her dead. He thought he must have strangled her in his sleep, but had no recollection of doing so. Medical tests showed that he was not suffering from any disorder. At his trial on 15 February the jury acquitted him of murder.

    Now, was he a black guy ?
     
  6. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    Here is some additional information from Boshears’ trial for killing Jean Constable. Unfortunately, it does not state the race of Willis Eugene Boshears.

    http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Page/straitstimes19610219-1.1.3.aspx

    (*Sigh*)
     
  7. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood New Member

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    Well, I'm Gobsmacked, Mr. Justice Glyn A. Jones needs to be .... I'll be nice, sacked !

    Edited to add

    ''dressed her body and carried it into the spare room of the flat. He said he then went to sleep again''

    Well, we'd all do that wouldn't we ? We've all woke up, found a corpse next to us, moved it and just gone back to sleep, it's the done thing.
     
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    I'm off to check ancestry, let's see if 'Willis' or William, did anything else ;)
     
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    Photograph of Mary and some of the searchers looking for the murder weapon.

    http://www.theimageproshop.com/Sear...&or_v=v&or_s=s&or_p=p&tp_f=f&tp_i=i&tp_c=c&ps


    Description: Detective Superintendent Barkway , who is leading the inquiries into the murder of the Dutch girl , Mary Kriek , this afternoon visited the United States Air Force Base at Bentwaters , near Ipswich . Mary was found battered to death in a ditch at Boxted , Essex , after leaning a bus ten miles away to walk to Bull Banks Farm where Mary was employed . A portrait of Mary Kriek , the murdered girl ...8 January 1958
     
  10. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    Hi RobinHood! Sometimes I'm blind and I can't see what's in front of me, as today, I don't see the photograph at the link you've provided. Could you point it out?

    Eta: Just found it! It's on page 2!
     
  11. Robin Hood

    Robin Hood New Member

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    Wishuwerehere, and anybody else wanting to view, it's possible that the site is constantly updated, so the photograph/s possibly move along the pages.
     
  12. outlines

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    So I'm just researching this case and I know I saw mention somewhere that Mary's employer was under suspicion but I can't find that mention anywhere again. Can anyone help me out with this? I have literally no idea where I found the source or when it was.
     
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  14. outlines

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    There is also a photo of the river near Stratford St Mary being searched and I read an article which suggested they searched waterways all along the 24 possible routes Mary could have been taken. It's difficult to know if they just searched the farm as part of the investigation as a whole or if they had more reason to.

    What's your interest in the case? Are you doing anything particular with the research?

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detai...fford-st-mary-looking-for-picture-id848964576
     
  15. outlines

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    In case you're interested I just finished writing a podcast episode on the case. You can find it here. I've tried to collect all the information I can find about Mary as well as break down some of the misinformation out there. For instance there were 3 different cars that police wished to trace, the two toned American car was not the one driven by the man with the thin moustache. He was sighted curb crawling on a few occasions but the two toned car is different. Anyway, here's the link.

    https://soundcloud.com/theoutlinespodcast/outlines-season-1-essex-the-murder-of-mary-kriek
     

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