Episode 4 – The Acid Bath Murders

In the years immediately following the war in a still bomb-ravaged London, people were going missing. A few letters sent to their families reassured that all was well. But when 69 year old Olive Durand-Deacon went missing from her residential hotel, a suspicious policewoman looked further into the shady character of John George Haigh. He quickly confessed to killing 5 people and dissolving their bodies in acid. He attempted to put forth a defence of insanity, but ultimately, Haigh met his end on the gallows.

 

Theme music: “I’ll do the Time” by Nick Jaina

 

Sources:

George Lowe, “The Acid Bath Murders: The Trial and Liquidations of John George Haigh” (History Press, 2015)

Jack Rosewood and Rebecca Lo, “The Acid Bath Murderer: A terrifying True Story of one of the Worst British Serial Killers” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2016)

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