Ethel Le Neve
Le Neve and Crippen during a remand hearing in 1910.
Ethel Clara Neave
22 January 1883
|Died||9 August 1967 (aged 84)|
|Known for||Mistress of Dr. Crippen|
Stanley Smith (m. 1915)
|Criminal charge||Accessory to murder|
|31 July 1910|
After the murder of Crippen's wife, Cora, they fled the country on the SS Montrose on which the couple aroused the suspicion of the ship's master, who telegraphed their location to Scotland Yard. Scotland Yard sent Chief Inspector Dew to arrest them upon their arrival in Canada. Returned to England, she was exonerated of the charge of complicity to murder.
After the trial Le Neve travelled to Toronto, working as a typist there for three years before returning to London under the name "Ethel Harvey". While working at Hampton's furniture store off Trafalgar Square, she met, and in January 1915 married, Stanley Smith, by whom she had two children. They lived in Croydon, where Ethel died in 1967.
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