Case 29

The Burgate House Murders

The 80-year-old retired publisher Joseph Clever lived with his wife Hilda at Burgate House, a secluded mansion on the edge of New Forest in Hampshire, England. On the evening of September 1 1986, they invited their son Tom and his wife Wendy over for dinner. The following morning, two maintenance workers arrived to find the property engulfed in smoke.  

Investigators rushed to the scene soon realised that fire was the least of the problems. As they ventured further inside Burgate House, it was clear that something far more sinister had taken place.



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Serial Killer: Massacre in the New Forest – W. Lacky



Dinner party mass killer fails to get sentence reduced – Daily Echo

Real crimes and how they were solved magazine, issue number 15, 1993



Fordingbridge murders – Murderopedia

George Stephenson – Murder UK

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