Murdoch Mysteries: Season 3, Episode 9

Love and Human Remains (16 May 2010)

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Two murdered but well-preserved bodies are found after a shed is torn down, and it's discovered that one of them had fought in the War of 1812.

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Dr. Julia Ogden (as Hélène Joy)
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Rebecca Hastings
Myron Natwick ...
Charlie Hastings
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Alice Nugent
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Horace Mooney
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Richard Fitzpatrick ...
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Detective Murdoch is on the case when police discover two bodies at a building construction site. Their initial estimate is that the bodies have been there for about 5 years but the remains are found in a peat bog and as a result are very well preserved. Both bodies, one man and one woman, are approximately 40 years old and Dr. Ogden's examination reveals that they were both poisoned with cyanide. Further evidence however shows that both bodies have been there for at least 22 years. But that's incorrect as well as further evidence then points to 1836 as the likely year of death. Murdoch manages to locate locate the now elderly daughter of the victims, Rebecca Hastings and her husband Charlie. He also realizes that either she or her husband killed her parents or possibly one of the three foster children who also lived there at the time, Alice Nugent, Horace Mooney or Michael Webster. Meanwhile, Constable Crabtree's cousin from Belleville, Ontario, Penny Ranton, comes to Toronto to ... Written by garykmcd

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Perfectly preserved bog bodies have long been found throughout Northwest Europe in Ireland, Britain, Holland, Germany, and Denmark dating from the Iron Age. All seem to have been tortured before being ritually killed. One of the most famous, 6'6'' Clonycavan Man, who was carbon dated from 392 B.C. to 201 B.C. Many of these were in such excellent shape that they were initially treated as a modern murder victims and investigated by police. See more »

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Detective William Murdoch: [Looking at the recently unearthed mummified bodie] Cyanide is often used in suicides. Perhaps they killed themselves.
Detective William Murdoch: How did they bury themselves, George?
Constable George Crabtree: [Sheepishly] Point taken, sir.
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