The Body Snatcher’s Wife — Elizabeth Ross

The story of the 1831 murder of Caroline Walsh

I thought this was going to be an easy case to cover. When I first heard about it, the story seemed relatively straightforward. But towards the end of the research stage of this article, I found it wasn’t as simple as it seemed.

In 1831, Anne Buton went to the London police station to report her 82 year old grandmother, Caroline Walsh, missing.

She had plenty of reason to be concerned. A few days before, she’d told Caroline that…