Just in time for Halloween comes the macabre find of a human skull in the backyard garden of none other than Sir David Attenborough.
The acclaimed naturalist and documentary narrator was having work done on an addition to his home when excavators discovered the skull. Police believe the head is that of Julia Martha Thomas, a widow in her fifties who was chopped up with an axe by her deranged maid back in 1879. From the UK Daily Mail,
Webster, a convicted thief and fraudster, dismembered the body, threw parts of it in the Thames and disposed of the rest in various places around London. The case attracted great publicity. Webster was tried and executed for the murder – but Mrs Thomas’s severed head was never found.
Until now. In Sir David’s garden, of course. For more on the story, jump here.