Unsolved Murders

Henry King

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 23 Sep 1922

Place: Eldersfield, Worcestershire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

James Voyce and his adopted son Henry King were found dead at their farm in Eldersfield. They had died from cyanide poisoning.

4 grains of cyanide of potassium were found in James Voyce whilst 1.3 grains were found in Henry King. It was thought that the poison was probably taken in water.

A manufacturer that had visited the farm said that James Voyce's blind brother had made an accusation against James Voyce's wife but she strenuously denied it.


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see Aberdeen Journal - Saturday 23 September 1922