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Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 15 July 2015 - 07:43 PM

The two part Lucan series, starring Christopher Ecclestone, recently came out on DVD down here. What do you chaps think of the solution it offered?

YoungWillz

Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:13 PM

Madeleine Florman, friend of Lucan, 85. http://www.telegraph..._medium=twitter

 

Quote: Alone in her house on the night of the murder – November 7 1974 – Madeleine Florman was awakened by someone ringing the doorbell. She answered the intercom and believed the voice to be that of Lord Lucan, but he was so agitated that she refused to answer the door. Bloodstains, which were found to be a mixture of blood groups A and B, were found on the doorstep the following day by police (Lady Lucan’s blood group was A and Sandra Rivett’s B. Ten minutes later Madeleine Florman received a telephone call from Lucan, but after a few incoherent words he put the phone down.


Rotten Ali

Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

Been dead for about ten years.

Magere Hein

Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:47 PM




Lord Lucans friend and confidante William Shand Kydd, who may have been the only person who knew what happened to him, has died http://www.independe...ny-9961361.html

Well... the other person who knows (probably) and ain't tellin' is Lucan himself!


If he's alive, that is. He'd be 80 if he were alive, an age fewer than half of men reach.

Yeah, but I'd say two things are fair guesses:

1 - He was spirited away alive somewhere, and not killed later as some have suggested by being dumped overboard in the channel.

2 - There's a passable chance an aristocrat with - probably - access to some funds etc. could survive to 80, even if he's in Africa.


True, after all several nazis gave data points in that respect.

I've reread the Wikipedia article about Lucan and it gave me some thoughts. Let's consider the following assumptions:
  • Lucan did indeed kill Sandra Rivett. The lead pipe in the car he used is reasonable evidence he did. The story that he intervened in an attack by some third man is just that: a story. I wonder if the physical evidence from that time is still in existence and available for modern forensics.
  • Lucan did not commit suicide or get killed soon after 7 November 1974.
That leaves a man who
  • Is wanted by the police and Interpol
  • Has no valid papers
  • Is effectively bankrupt
  • Has little or no cash
If he did indeed have friends willing and able to help him, gettting him out of the UK would involve some improvisation, but would certainly be possible. Getting him to a place where he could 'lie doggo' would presents more problems, such as getting a passable passport, but nothing that money can't solve.

He was 40 at the time, so something like 'building a new life' is possible, but increases the risk of exposure. Financial support from friends or relatives for many years is possible, but also increases the risk of exposure. To keep such a scheme going, the fewer people in the know the better. It can be done, but dodging death and keeping it all secret for fourty years taxes my imagination. But again, several nazis showed it can be done, even when you're not an aristocrat and when you have very determined people looking for you.

regards,
Hein

Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

Either way, the authorities are still lucan for him.

maryportfuncity

Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:47 PM



Lord Lucans friend and confidante William Shand Kydd, who may have been the only person who knew what happened to him, has died http://www.independe...ny-9961361.html

Well... the other person who knows (probably) and ain't tellin' is Lucan himself!


If he's alive, that is. He'd be 80 if he were alive, an age fewer than half of men reach.

regards,
Hein


Yeah, but I'd say two things are fair guesses:

1 - He was spirited away alive somewhere, and not killed later as some have suggested by being dumped overboard in the channel.

2 - There's a passable chance an aristocrat with - probably - access to some funds etc. could survive to 80, even if he's in Africa.

Phantom

Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:33 PM


I'm curious to know what happened to the bloodstained letters that are mentioned in that news article or are they being kept at Scotland Yard?

and did Shand-Kyd keep all of the letters or did he keep some of it for himself,the part with the vital information..? Now that he's dead we might finally hear the truth of what happened to Lord Lucan ..


Absolutely no idea, that's why I said I'm curious to know what happened to the letters.

Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

I'm curious to know what happened to the bloodstained letters that are mentioned in that news article or are they being kept at Scotland Yard?

and did Shand-Kyd keep all of the letters or did he keep some of it for himself,the part with the vital information..? Now that he's dead we might finally hear the truth of what happened to Lord Lucan ..

Phantom

Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:19 PM

Lady Lucan is 75 this year, so she's getting up there in the years.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 07 January 2015 - 04:12 PM


We are sher never gonnar find out what happened to him now!


You think he might be cat food or melted down for glue?


Maybe he's cat coffee. Maxwell House?

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