Murder by Starvation: The gruesome Death of Harriet Staunton

Harriet Staunton (nee Richardson) at the time of her marriage to Louis Staunton in 1875 (Wikimedia Commons)

“Can you tell me,” enquired Mr Louis Staunton of the local postmaster, “whether Forbes Road, Penge, is in the county of Surrey or Kent?”

It was a question that, later, he surely regretted asking, overheard as he was by a relative of his deceased wife, Harriet. Staunton needed to know where her death should be registered. He did not know that he would shortly be…

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