Josephine Backshall


On October 29th 1974 at 6:15 pm, 39 year old wife and mother of three Josephine Backshall from Maldon in Essex left her home to meet with an unknown photographer. Josephine had met him via a newspaper ad for part time work that she’d placed in the Maldon and Burnham Standard that February. The advert read Lady, late thirties, seeks part time employment. Own transport. Anything considered. Previous experience: banking. Able to type. And then her phone number. Three days later her body was found face down in a shallow pond near the village of Bury Green in Hertfordshire. Her hands were bound forwards and wrapped around her neck was the cord with which she had been strangled. This episode is a collaboration with Paul of The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast and you can find his episode linked below. 

Part 1

Part 2

Beware of the Killer, Police Warn WomenFuneral for Murdered HousewifeMeal Puzzle in Murder HuntMurder HuntMurder hunt After Woman StrangledMurder Hunt Meal Clue (different to meal puzzle)Murdered Woman Just Ordinary HousewifeRoad block hunt for MurdererSearch Your Albums Continued...Search Your Albums say Murder Hunt Police 1