Unsolved Murders

Emily Maud Churcher

Age: 43

Sex: female

Date: 8 Nov 1931

Place: Queens Road, Wimbledon

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Emily Maud Churcher died after eating a pig’s trotter.

There was the suggestion that she had died from ptomaine poisoning.

She had earlier in the day purchased a leg of pork and later in the evening had cooked and eaten the trotter. She was then taken ill on the Saturday, became worse and died on the Sunday.

The jury returned an open verdict saying that there was insufficient evidence to show the cause of death.


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


see The Scotsman - Thursday 24 December 1931

see Western Daily Press - Thursday 24 December 1931

see Western Daily Press - Saturday 14 November 1931