Murder in Suburbia
Violet Sidney lived in Birdhurst Rise
with her daughter Vera.
Her other daughter Grace lived nearby
with her husband Edmund.
Edmund died suddenly on in April 1928,
complaining of severe stomach pains.
In February 1929, Vera Sidney died
in similar circumstances.
Three weeks later,
her mother Violet died.
High levels of arsenic were found
in her body and in the bottle of tonic,
she had drunk
shortly before her death.
Vera and Edmund's bodies were dug up,
they too contained
high levels of arsenic.
The police suspected murder.
Everyone was under suspicion.
Some believed Grace poisoned
sister and mother.
Others suspected Tom,
Vera and Grace's brother.
But no arrest was made
and the police closed the case.