The Lintz Green Station Murder: An Unsolved True Crime Mystery

An isolated house near an abandoned railway line is the scene of one of Britain’s most mysterious unsolved murders. Who killed stationmaster George Wilson?

Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown

1. A lonely place to die

“Mr. Wilson, speak, speak, say who did it!” the men implored.

Stationmaster Shot Dead By Mysterious Assassin, Illustrated Police News, 1911 / Paul Brown
Stationmaster Shot Dead By Mysterious Assassin, Illustrated Police News, 1911 / Paul Brown
Stationmaster Shot Dead By Mysterious Assassin, Illustrated Police News, 1911 / Paul Brown

THE VICTIM

Lintz Green Station, stationmaster’s house visible behind office and waiting room, postcard c.1910 / Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station, stationmaster’s house visible behind office and waiting room, postcard c.1910 / Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station with stationmaster’s house visible behind office and waiting room, postcard c.1910 / Paul Brown

2. A flawed investigation

“Tell her that we shall do our best to investigate the matter, and we hope that the criminal or criminals who are responsible for this dreadful outrage will be brought to justice.”

Lintz Green map, c.1911, where “X” marks the murder scene, Paul Brown
Lintz Green map, c.1911, where “X” marks the murder scene, Paul Brown
Lintz Green map, c.1911, where “X” marks the murder scene, Paul Brown

THE CRIME SCENE

Lintz Green Station and the Derwent Walk, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the Derwent Walk, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the Derwent Walk, 2020, Paul Brown

3. An unlikely suspect

“I have done no harm. I cannot see why I should be remanded. I can bring plenty of witnesses to show where I was on Saturday night.”

THE WITNESSES

Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown
Lintz Green Station and the stationmaster’s house, 2020, Paul Brown

4. The scene of the crime

“The Lintz Green murder must, therefore, remain an unsolved mystery.”

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