Unsolved Murders

Florence Nola Stedman

Age: 32

Sex: female

Date: 18 Nov 1932

Place: Sherbrooke Road, Fulham

Florence Nola Stedman died from an illegal operation.

After becoming ill she was admitted to Fulham Hospital where she died from general peritonitis and septicaemia.

When she was admitted she told the doctors that she had taken some pills.

When the coroner asked the doctor if he thought that the septic condition and peritonitis could be due to any interference such as from an illegal operation he said 'Yes'. When the coroner asked if it was a sort of state that would rise naturally he said 'No'.

The coroner said that it seemed likely that her condition had been caused by interference which might have been done by herself, but said that it was more likely to have been done by someone else and said that that doubt had to be reflected in the finding of the court and an open verdict was returned.

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see West London Observer - Friday 18 November 1932, p9