Hawley Harvey Crippen

Birthday
11, 1862
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Nov 23, 1910 (48)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1862
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Nov 23, 1910 (48)

About

British doctor who became one of the country's most notorious criminals after conviction for murdering his wife.

Before Fame

After his wife's sudden disappearance he explained she had gone to visit America and died there; but a search of his house revealed the remains of his wife.

Trivia

He was arrested on his way England, with the ship captain aided by wireless - the first time a criminal was caught with the new technology.

Family Life

He and his wife Cora Turner apparently both had marital affairs, and he might have accidentally poisoned her.

Associated With

His story was adapted for an episode of the American TV series Ironside, starring Raymond Burr .