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The woman kept the baby in a suitcase 50 years

December 20 2007
10:00

Briton Gladys Mary Briggs, who had an affair with a married dance instructor for half a century kept the remains of her illegitimate child in a suitcase.

The woman had a child out of wedlock in 1957 as a result of an affair with a dancer Godfrey Murhenom. Relationship began in 1944 and lasted until his death Briggs. The suitcase was discovered only this year, in January, when the apartment Briggs visited by employees of the municipality - the very Briggs at the deteriorating state of health was forced to leave. They found the remains of a child wrapped in a sheet. Also in the suitcase was a copy of the newspaper in those years.

Briggs refused to tell police that it was a corpse, and refuted the suggestion

that is her illegitimate child. Briggs died three months after discovery. The child's father, who is now 102 years and who lives in an orphanage, also declined to discuss the matter.

Moorhen's daughter told investigators, initiated into the death of a boy in Reading in Berkshire, which at the time she was "completely demolished" by the news that she has a half-brother. "We knew that the child was. I was 20 when I found out about it, and now I'm 76 "- she commented.

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