Unsolved Murders

Percy Francis

Age: 71

Sex: male

Date: 2 Aug 1988

Place: 3 Upper Park Avenue, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Source: www.northantstelegraph.co.uk

Percy Francis was found stabbed and hit with an object at his bungalow at 3 Upper Park Avenue, Rushden on Tuesday 2 August 1988.

It was known that Percy Francis was a homosexual and had had hundreds of young men to his bungalow for sex sessions.

It was noted that nothing had been stolen from his bungalow and that there was no sign of a break-in having taken place and it was thought that whoever had been in his home had been there with his permission.

It was also determined that someone had cut his hair in the two days before his murder. It was thought that a certain known youth might have cut his hair, but he was never traced.

Another man that the police said that they were trying to trace was a 26-year-old who it was said had moved to the Midlands in fear after having been attacked twice by Donald Nilsen, the man convicted of six murders and two attempted murders.

The police said that they had traced about 200 people that had visited his bungalow but said that they knew that there were many others who had not been traced.


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see Sunday Mirror - Sunday 18 December 1988

see Rushden Heritage

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