THE ACID-BATH MURDERER
John George Haigh was a serial killer in 1940s england. He either battered or shot six people to death and then forged documents to acquire their property and possessions. He dissolved the corpses in sulphuric acid in the mistaken belief that, if a body couldn’t be found, a murder conviction was impossible. He was finally caught after a dry-cleaning receipt for a victim’s coat was found in his briefcase, along with papers linking him to his earlier murders. He
was hanged in Wandsworth prison on 10 august 1949, aged 40.