Skull Discovered in David Attenborough's Garden Closes 1879 Murder Case






One of Victorian Britain's most gruesome murder mysteries has been solved after the skull of a wealthy widower was found in the garden of famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

More than a century after Julia Martha Thomas was brutally attacked by a servant in her home, the case was closed Tuesday as her death was formally recognized in a U.K. court.

Remains found during excavations at Attenborough's property in Richmond, South London, were confirmed as those of Thomas, who was chopped up and boiled by her housekeeper in 1879.

Although a box containing human flesh was found in the Thames days after the killing and the victim's foot was found on an allotment, her skull had been missing for 132 years....



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