Harriet Stacey (1855-1904)

The daughter of a gas manager from Brecon, Harriet Stacey from Hereford, and born at Market Drayton, was found strangled and tied to a bed by the neck with a washing line in 41 Saltmead Road, Grangetown. She had died on 7th February.

Harriet was the 50 year old wife of John Stacey, Midland Railway engine driver and had been separated for over 4 years. William Henry Warren had been seeing Harriet on a semi-regular basis meanwhile. He owned a latchkey to the building and found Harriet dead, knowing her as Mrs England. Harriet was in the habit of visiting London regularly and her body lay undiscovered for some days, at least a week. A Mr England was also known to visit her when he was home from sea but had now disappeared. Another witness said a lot of men visited the house. Death was due to strangulation by another person who looked as if they had been lying next to her.

Detectives never found the culprit. She was buried on February 18th 1904 in plot H550.