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Hardingstone John Doe was a male who was found murdered in England in 1930. He was murdered by Alfred Rouse.


Although the victim had been badly burned, an autopsy found that due to the condition of his lungs, He had likely worked in an extremely dusty atmosphere throughout his life.

Prior to his execution 10 March 1931 the killer claimed the following was a description of the victim:

  • respectably dressed in a light-coloured overcoat, with the [general] appearance of a clerk."
  • The man also had "a slight brogue", and had a boxing or sporting tattoo on his right forearm.
  • Furthermore, he had been wearing police boots which Rouse claimed the man had informed him had been given to him by London police.
  • The man also carried a sports diary.