Unsolved Murders

Samuel Butler

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 4 Jul 1930

Place: Fladbury, Worcestershire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Samuel Butler was found dead in a caravan.

He had been shot on 4 July 1930. He was found dead on the floor of the caravan.

His wife was charged with his murder at the Worcester Assizes but found not guilty.

The defence stated that the gun which was found near his body was dirty and liable to go off accidently.

His wife said that she was asleep when the shot was fired and said that a dog might have accidently touched the trigger and fired it.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see Western Times - Wednesday 24 December 1930

see Northern Whig - Saturday 25 October 1930

see Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Wednesday 29 October 1930

see Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 10 January 1931