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SHOCKING MURDER OF A WOMAN IN KENT. On Saturday an inquest was held at Trosley, situate a short distance from the mainroadbetween Maidstone and Sevenoaks, and about midway between those places, on the body of an unknown woman which had been found in a small coppice at the side of the road, and from the appearance of the body and its surroundings it was evident that a brutal murder had been committed and e t that it had been preceded by outrage. It appeared that two labourers, who had to pass the place daily to their work, had their attention drawn about a week ago to a very offensive smell, but they took no notice of it, thinking that it proceeded from some dead animal. On Thursday, in last week, however, it had become so offensive that they decided upon visiting the coppice together in the evening to find out the origin of the smell, and at a short distance within the coppice they found the body of a woman, apparently about forty years of age, lying upon her back. The head and face were completely enveloped in a shawl which was tied tightly round her throat, and fastened by two knots in the front, the ends being turned in. The police were at once communicated with, and on the following day a more minute inspection of the place was made, but in consequence of the large number of persons who had visited it, the body not having then being removed, all traces of a struggle which one of the men who found the body said had appeared to have taken place at that particular spot, were trodden out. In some grass about a dozen yards from the body there were evident signs of a struggle, and there a con- stable picked up a quantity of hair which was supposed to have been pulled out of a man's whiskers by the roots. The surgeon who was examined said that it would have been useless for him to have made a post-mortem examina- tion of the body, as decomposition was so far advanced that bruises or marks of violence, if there had been any, could not have been detected. He supposed that the body had been lying there for a fortnight at the least, and his opinion was that death was caused by suffocation. It was in the bounds of possibility for the woman herself to have tied the shawl, but it was exceedingly improbable. A woman, whose appearance carrespended with the deceased, was seen in the neighbourhood about three weeks before hawking small wares, and about that time a boy found a small box contain- ing a few such articles in a ditch close by where the bcdy was found, so that the date of the occurrence can be arrived at with some degree of certainty. The jury returned an open verdict of Found dead." The police have since apprehended a labourer on suspicion of having been the perpetrator of the horri- ble deed, and he was taken before one of the county magistrates on Tuesday, the evidence against him being of the gravest character. On the 27th May, about which time it is supposed the murder was com- mitted, the prisoner was seen at a very short distance from a woman whose appearance was said by one of the witnesses to correspond with the body found, who was sitting on a bank at the side of the road leading to the shaw in which the crime was completed. The prisoner, who did not at all seem to feel the position in which he was placed, was remanded for a week.

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