Today the news of Lady Lucan’s death at the age of 80 four decades after her husband vanished without a trace.
The mystery of how Lord Lucan vanished has never been solved since the 20th Century,
Lady Lucan was one of the last people to see her husband John Bingham, the Earl of Lucan alive before his went missing on November 7th 1974.
On that night the family nanny of his three children Sandra Rivett was found murdered at his family home at 46 Lower Belgravia Street.
Lady Lucan fleed the address having been severely beaten she managed to seek help and safety to the nearby pub the Plumbers Arms.
Since that night no one has seen or heard from Lord Lucan since. There have been many reported sighting since he was declared dead in 1999 across the world.
Lady Lucan confirmed in an interview with ITV for documentary Lord Lucan: My Husband, The Truth she said ‘I would say he got on the ferry and jumped off in the middle of the Channel in the way of the propellers so that his remains wouldn’t be found – I think quite brave.’
Lord Lucan Theories?
The truth is we will never know what happened to Lord Lucan, there are many theories about what happened but none have been proven.
Killed himself after the murder of Sandra Rivett
James Wilson believed that Lucan had a plot to kill his estranged wife, but instead he killed Rivett by mistaken identity.
With claims that he filled his pockets with stones before drowning himself at Newhaven Harbour.
2. He escaped and fled the country
Lord Lucan’s Brother Hung Bingham believes he was innocent of anything that happened to the nanny and Lady Lucan, he went into hiding after he faced cruel allegations.
3. He fled to India
Duncan MacLaughlin a former Scotland Yard Detective claimed that the missing lord had fled to India and was living as a hippy called ‘Jungle Barry” until his death in 1996.