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Is this the Bella in the wych elm?

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

Is this the Bella in the wych elm? Unravelling the mystery of the skull found in a tree trunk

www.independent.co.uk said:

The story starts as dusk fell on Hagley Woods in Worcestershire on 18 April 1943.

Four young boys with a passion for bird nesting stumbled upon a heavily coppiced elm tree. The slightest of the group climbed up to peer inside its hollow trunk, where he discovered a human skull.

Terrified, they swore a pact of silence and fled but Tommy Willetts, the youngest, was so traumatised that he told his father. Warwickshire Police recovered skeletal remains from the bole of the tree, along with remnants of clothing and finger bones dispersed around the trunk.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

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Another mystery about Jakobs (although probably unrelated to the murder) was that out of 16 Nazi spies executed during WWII, he was the only one to be shot by firing squad in the Tower of London. (All the others were hanged in civil prisons.)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Interesting waspie, she proberly was a german spy who got caught landing by a parachute, why would the killer put her into the tree? Someone did`nt  have time to buried her.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

This story reminds me of the one of two young sisters who were climbing a tree and one fell through a hole in the trunk and then down to the base of the tree.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

It's occurred to me that it's odd that skeletal remains could have anything in the mouth because after decomposition, there's nothing to keep the jaw bone in place.

The strangest aspect is that the body wasn't identified.

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