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Widow of Lord Lucan found dead after being reported missing

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Lady Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago with a trace has been found dead at home.

Police Forced into her home in Westminster on Tuesday after concerned family members reported her missing. Sadly Lady Lucan was found unresponsive within the property.

Police forced entry into the 80-year-old’s home in Westminster on Tuesday after she was reported missing and she was found unresponsive inside.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police attended an address on Eaton Row in Westminster… following concerns for the welfare of an elderly occupant.

“Officers forced entry and found an 80-year-old woman unresponsive.

“Although we await formal identification we are confident that the deceased is Lady Lucan.”

Unexplained death

Cops currently investigating her death have confirmed her death is unexplained however they do not believe at this time that the death is suspicious.

George Bingham the 8th Earl of Lucan, confirmed the passing of his mother Lady Lucan confirming “She passed away yesterday at home, alone and apparently peacefully.”

“Police were alerted by a companion to a three-day absence and made entry today.”

John Bingham Lord Lucan

Lady Lucan is one of the last people who was known to have seen her husband alive. John Bingham the Earl of Lucan disappeared in mysterious circumstances, never to be seen again.

He vanished after the body of Sandra Rivett his nanny to his three children was found dead at the family home in central London on 7 November 1974.

Lady Lucan managed to flee the house having been severely beat.

Night of Disappearance

The night he disappeared Lady Lucan was severely beat she managed to escape and raise the alarm at a local pub.

Lord Lucan’s car was found abandoned and soaked in blood in Newhaven, East Sussex, it was later ruled that the wealthy Lord was killed.

Taking his own life

Lady Lucan said in 2017 that it was very brave of her husband to take the decision to take his own life.

She told ITV “I would say he got on the ferry and jumped off n the middle of the Channel in the way of the propellers so that his remains wouldn’t be found, I think quite  brave”

Met Police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Lady Lucan, however, mystery surrounds the circumstances of her death.

Who was Lady Lucan and Lord Lucan as mystery surrounds the deaths? 

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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