Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/1/2014

Are these bones victims of the body snatchers? Five skeletons found behind Scottish townhouse may be victims of 19th century murderers William Hare and William Burke

They were the real-life bogeymen whose murderous trade in bodies for medical research led to their names going down forever in infamy.

Now, bones from five skeletons found in a shallow grave behind an upmarket townhouse in Edinburgh are thought to be linked to the period of ‘resurrectionists’ William Burke and William Hare. for more click here

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