Unsolved Murders

William Rust

Age: 44

Sex: male

Date: 3 Dec 1927

Place: Elsa Street, Stepney, London

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Alfred Rust, Edward Rust and William Rust were murdered.

William Rust was the father and Alfred Rust and Edward Rust were his sons.

Another son was charged with their murders.

He initially confessed to their murders but later said that he saw his father cut his own throat and then helped him upstairs where he saw his other brothers’ dead. He said that he confessed to prevent a scandal.

He had gone to Stepney Police Station and handed the police a blood-stained razor and said that he killed them because his father was going to kill a man that had been carrying on with his mother.

He was tried for the murder of his father at the Old Bailey but found not guilty and no evidence was offered with regards to the murders of his brothers and he was discharged.