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DNA tests reveal remains in the cellar ‘were not his wife’

Modern CSI methods have been used to prove Dr Hawley Crippen – who gained a reputation as one of the most notorious murderers in British history – did not kill his wife.

The breakthrough comes more than 100 years after he was hanged for allegedly poisoning Cora.

Now scientists say DNA tests show the remains found at the couple’s home were not hers.

Police investigating the disappearance of Mrs Crippen had discovered a headless corpse in the coal cellar of her Holloway home.

Dr Crippen had already fled with his secretary Ethel Le Neve, and they were on a ship travelling to Canada when they were recognised by the captain.

A piece of flesh featured a scar similar to one Mrs Crippen had on her torso and a jury took less than half an hour to sentence the homeopath to death.

But now scientists at the University of Michigan claim the remains were actually male, the Sunday Express reported.

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