The Erdington Murders: Two Eerily Similar Slayings—157 Years Apart

Barbara Forrest and Mary Ashford lived in different centuries, but they died in chillingly similar ways.

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  • Photo Credit: Birmingham Mail and Find a Grave
Artist’s rendering of the Mary Ashford crime scene.
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  • Artist’s rendering of the Mary Ashford crime scene.

    Photo Credit: Royal Collection Trust
Abraham Thornton
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  • An illustration of Abraham Thornton.

    Photo Credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images