59. England – The Carbon Coby Murders

The bodies of two women were found 300 yards apart, raped and strangled. The only thing is, the murders occurred 157 years apart. With many uncanny similarities one cannot look at the one without considering the other. In both cases, the women were 20 years old, in fact, they had the same birthday. In both cases, a man by the name of Thornton was arrested and later acquitted. Was there a link, or was it simply coincidence?

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Resources

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Murder After Midnight

Web

Wikipedia – Ashford vs Thornton

Articles

The Chilling Case of the Carbon Copy Murders 157 years apart

From the Archives: Chilling similarities of murders of two young women – 157 years apart

Family of murdered Barbara Forrest demand DNA test 38 years on

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The Murder of Mary Ashford: The Crime that Changed English Legal History                                                                                

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Researched by Two Red Romans Productions

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