by Jason Lever
Posted on Sun, 01 Dec 2013 18:05:33 GMT
A mistaken hit-and-run victim
Two hours later, Solomon Lever’s body was found in Epping Forest by a designer, Mr Bernard Bertschlinger of Hampstead. On his way home from visiting his brother in Bishops Stortford, he saw a ‘bundle of something’ lying across the gutter and when he returned to have a closer look, he realised that it was a body and so phoned the police.
A Mr and Mrs Mayland later reported at the August inquest that they were on the way home from a dog show and a man on the pavement in Rangers-road, Chingford (near Epping Forest in outer, north east London) signalled for them to stop but they thought he was a drunkard and drove on.
Meanwhile, Annie Lever had telephoned the savings club and got no reply, and when she went around to the office she saw no sign of any fire. Returning home and still finding no sign of her husband, she telephoned the police who gained entry to the office with the cleaner’s set of keys. They saw the safe door was unlocked and the money missing.
Solomon Lever’s body was found two hours later and Annie Lever identified Solomon’s body at 3.30am.
Initially, he was mistaken as a hit-and-run road accident victim, but an examining doctor pointed to the gag marks on Solomon’s mouth and identified weals on his wrists.
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