Unsolved Murders

James Robert Wells

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 1 Jan 1894

Place: Barnes Common

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

James Robert Wells was murdered on Barnes common.

In 1903 a painter confessed to his murder but was later found to be an eccentric and his confession untrue. On another occassion he had also confessed to having been Jack the Ripper.


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see Gloucestershire Echo - Wednesday 10 June 1903