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John Crawford
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Upon looking for info on relatives Haskett-Smiths, I found this web sight linking Algernon Haskett-Smith and Druitt at 9 king's Bench address. His niece,my grandmother, told me Algernon was killed by a gun shot wound while cleaning his gun but also stated it could have been suicide or worse.Algernon was only 31 and an avid cricket player at Oxford, seems weird that an educated man could make a mistake while cleaning his weapon. I also found out according to Nov 4,1884 publication Druitt was listed wirh W.P. Haskett-Smith for Inn's Court notification. W.P. was an avid rock climber.See internet. He was an Oxford grad. where Druitt also atended. Walter stated in an interview that he knew of a gentleman who could scale buildings and scramble up slate roofs like a cat.May this have been Druitt,maybe this is how he went undetected by police and witnesses!!! Needless to say if Druitt was a rock climber he would also have the arm and hand strenght to strangle as well as to climb. I also found it ironic that Druitt had rocks in his pocketwhen he drowned or whatever.Is there any indication what kind of rocks they were? From what area they were from etc.

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