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    Default Riddle of the Hanging Boy 1946

    I first read about this in Whittington Egans book 'Liverpool Shadows'.

    Charles Greeney, 11, was found hanging in his kitchen in Edge Lane, whilst his parents were out.


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    The strange coincedence was that the house was also burgled that night, but none of the burglars were found guilty.As it didn't seem they had done it.

    Any thoughts/ideas anyone?

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    Rose Heilbron defended the four accused and got them off on two counts - that the hanging was a experiment gone wrong as Charles has been reading a book about knots earlier and there were no signs of a struggle.

    I can understand the knots argument but as to the struggle there wouldnt be one if all 4 simultaneously got hold of him to hang him. However, if they killed Charles to silence him over a burglary why go to the bother of constructing a noose? Better to bludgeon him to death surely?

    My thoughts are that it was a tragic accident, the burglars had gone into the property knowing his parents were out (wrongly assuming nobody else would be home) and got the fright of their lives when they saw Charles hanging.

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    Just found a pic on tom slemens forum http://www.slemen.com

    of the actual house- 62 Edge Lane
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    I'm SURE that's the house that I had a mooch around on the outside when I was taking snaps of the Edge Lane area. The side road is Dorothy Street as I parked up there.

    I wanted to see if my car attracted any attention before I left it there for a while but as it's an Ex-police car, it wasn't touched

    It's at the end of the block on the pic below.
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    I have another pic of the house....on the list to be demolished....

    Not if Jona has anything to do with it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissInformed View Post
    I first read about this in Whittington Egans book 'Liverpool Shadows'.

    Charles Greeney, 11, was found hanging in his kitchen in Edge Lane, whilst his parents were out.

    The strange coincedence was that the house was also burgled that night, but none of the burglars were found guilty.As it didn't seem they had done it.

    Any thoughts/ideas anyone?
    A lot of hangings are sexual escapades gone wrong. The person can receive a sexual rush from restricting oxygen to the brain but sometimes the person is unable to get out of the noose before it kills them.

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