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Lost & Found: The Mysterious case of Pauline Picard

July 21, 2019

When Pauline went missing in 1922, all hope was initially lost of her return, until a month later, when she showed up 200 miles away. Her parents collected her, took her home and lived with her for several weeks before a body showed up just 800 metres from their house. The body alone was shocking enough, but quickly became doubly so as it was identified as the body of the lost & found Pauline.

SOURCES:

‘Whose Child?’ (1922, May 27), The Pall Mall Gazette, London. P.8.

‘Killed & Stripped by Foxes’ (1922, May 31), The Pall Mall Gazette, London. P.4.

‘A French Mystery’ (1922, May 27), The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Sheffield. P.9.

‘Missing Child Mystery’ (1922, May 31), The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Sheffield. P.3.

‘Breton Childs Mysterious Death’ (1922, June 01), The Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer, Yorkshire. P.5.

Le Matin, France (1922, May through June).

Le Petit Parisien, France (1922, May through June).

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Music was recorded by me © Ben Cutmore 2017

Other Outro music was Paul Whiteman & his orchestra with Mildred Bailey - All of me (1931). It's out of copyright now, but if you're interested, that was that.