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    French murder was from a different era Tue Jan 24, 7:44 AM ET



    French police who spent two years trying to identify a woman who was murdered by a blow to the head were relieved to discover the reason their efforts were failing: the woman died half a millennium ago.

    The skeleton of a woman in her 30s was found during an exceptionally low tide in December 2003 near the seaside Brittany town of Plouezoc'h. A long gash in the skull convinced investigators she was killed with a hatchet or other sharp implement.

    Police ploughed through missing persons' files to no avail. A theory that the woman was the wife of a Normandy doctor who disappeared with his family in a famous 1999 case was dismissed after DNA tests.

    Eventually radiocarbon dating established that the death had occurred between 1401 and 1453.

    "We are satisfied because at least we know the date now. We reckon it was pirates," said Francois Gerthosser of the Plourin-les-Morlaix police on Tuesday.
    But do they have any leads?
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    Talking Typical French.............

    Instead of aggressively pursuing a murder case, they gloss over it with some excuse............
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Instead of aggressively pursuing a murder case, they gloss over it with some excuse............
    My thoughts exactly...those responsible must be brought to justice!

    What were pirates like back then, anyway, Harve?
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream and I hope you don't find this too crazy is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    I don't know what pirates were like back then but in a town near where I used to live in england they hung a french spy here is the history of the hartleepool monkey (oops french spy)

    during the Napoleonic Wars with France (1793-1815), a French ship was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool. During the Napoleonic Wars there was a fear of a French invasion of Britain and much public concern about the possibility of French infiltrators and spies.

    The only survivor of the wreck was a monkey, who managed to get safely to land. It was captured by some local fishermen, who tried to speak to it, and ask it questions. They could not understand its replies and, never having seen a monkey before, thought it was a strangely shaped human, speaking in a foreign language. They decided that it was talking French and was therefore a spy. It was then condemned to death and hanged on the Fish Sands, in front of the Town Wall.



    The Lord Mayor of Hartlepool was walking on the shore

    When he came upon a funny sight he'd never seen before

    He came upon a little chap a-walking in the sand

    Holding a banana in his tiny hairy hand

    Old folks, young folks, everyone and each

    Come and see the Frenchie that's landed on the beach

    He's got long arms a great long tail and he's covered all in hair

    We think that he's a spy so we'll hang him in the square

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    Wow, two years to think of using radio-carbon testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc
    My thoughts exactly...those responsible must be brought to justice!

    What were pirates like back then, anyway, Harve?
    Dwayne, Everbody likes a little, nobody likes a smart.
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