Monday, September 2, 2019

The Redpath Mansion Mystery...!

It seems as though our friends to the North have their own share of unsolved mysteries, such as the case of the Redpath Mansion. This is certainly a strange one as reported by Listverse.

The Redpath Mansion

Another century-old cold case concerns the 1901 murder of Ada Maria Mills Redpath and her son, Clifford, in their luxurious Montreal mansion. Ada was an extremely wealthy widow who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Her son, on the other hand, was as healthy as a horse and in the process of preparing to take the Canadian bar exam. One newspaper speculated that Clifford couldn’t handle the stress of the exam and murdered his mother before shooting himself. Another paper claimed that the widow Redpath suffered from such severe insomnia that she tried to take her own life. When her son intervened, he was accidentally shot to death by his own mother.

Strangely, the coroner wrote his report on the case from details given by a doctor who wasn’t even at the murder scene. On such evidence, his report concluded that Clifford was an epileptic and must have had an episode of temporary insanity on the day he and his mother died. Even stranger is the fact that police were never called to the mansion. The tragedy happened on a Thursday evening and less than 48 hours later the burials were done and dusted. In a matter of weeks, life in the neighborhood resumed as usual. No one mentioned the murders again.

The Redpath Mansion murders remain one of the most fascinating mysteries in Canadian history.

Sounds to me like someone was in a big hurry to hush-up this whole affair. It leaves a lot of unanswered questions in my way of thinking.

Coffee out on the patio this morning.


Mamahen said...

Wow! To many unanswered questions for my liking as well:((

bigfoot said...

Sounds alot like Jeffrey Epstein....and Seth Rich....and Ron Brown...and, and.

linda m said...

This sounds more like some things happening today. Huge cover-up; way too fishy. :(

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
I have to agree with you on that.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Bigfoot...
Seems like this sort of thing still happens...a lot!
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
It does at that. Just never seems to end.
Many thanks for the visit today!

JO said...

hhmm this is a strange one. Wonder who inherit all that money? Yes lots of unanswered questions on this mystery. Good one to discuss over coffee