Foreign News: The Waterloo Legs

His Majesty's Government's real-life Sherlock Holmes, Sir Bernard Spilsbury, just sensationally foiled in Brighton Trunk Murders No. 1 and No. 2 (TIME, March 4), last week had on his laboratory table two human legs, neatly cut off below the kneecap. They were found last week under the seat of a train arriving at Waterloo Station.

Pronouncing them male, Sir Bernard scraped the legs, analyzed the scrapings. "Peroxide," he observed. "Evidently used to whiten the flesh." Traces were also found of a depilatory. But it was the bones of the toes and insteps which interested...

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