Unsolved Murders

Georgi Markov

Age: 49

Sex: male

Date: 7 Sep 1978

Place: Waterloo Bridge, London

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Georgi Markov was killed on Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames whilst waiting for a bus.

He was a Bulgarian defector and was stabbed in the leg with what is thought to have been an umbrella with a poison ricin tip.

In November 2014 a statue of him was put up in Sofia, Bulgaria.


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


see Telegraph

see Michael Horsnell. "Porton tests after defector's death." Times [London, England] 14 Sept. 1978: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see a Staff Reporter. "Defector's body retained until inquiries completed." Times [London, England] 15 Sept. 1978: 4. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see Roger Berthoud. "Bulgarian denial on Mr Markov." Times [London, England] 16 Sept. 1978: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see "Mr Georgi Markov." Times [London, England] 16 Sept. 1978: 14. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see Our Crime Reporter. "Police revise theory over scene of Markov attack." Times [London, England] 19 Sept. 1978: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see "Metal particle in Bulgarian defector's back." Times [London, England] 20 Sept. 1978: 6. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see "The Murder Of Mr Markov." Times [London, England] 30 Sept. 1978: 15. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see a Special Correspondent. "Mystery of the Markov killing." Times [London, England] 2 Oct. 1978: 4. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

see Times

see BBC

see About Forensics

see Aberdeen Evening Express - Friday 29 September 1978, p1