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Olive May Bennett, Olive Bennett, River Avon, Red Horse Hotel, Stratford

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Olive Bennett the unmarried nurse found dead in the River Avon at Stratford. On the night of her death, Saturday, April 24th, 1954, Olive May Bennett, 45, was seen drinking alone in the Red Horse Hotel in Bridge Street. Shortly before midnight she was seen again, standing outside the hotel as the streets around her emptied.Next morning her body was discovered close to the banks of the river. She had been strangled and her body was weighted with a tombstone wrenched from a riverside churchyard.In 1962 two women told police that on the night of the murder they were in the churchyard with two men, one of whom threatened to push them in the river and weigh them down with a tombstone. The men have never been traced. Our Picture Shows: Members of the CID combing the graveyard and the river bank for evidence 29th April 1954

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1950s,Crime ,Murder ,Unsolved,Graves,Graveyard,Cemetery ,Police,Policemen,Plain Clothes,C.I.D.,Detectives,Searching ,Finger Tip Search
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Year 1954
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