The headless remains of the infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly have finally been identified, officials said Thursday, solving a mystery dating back more than 130 years.
Considered by some to be a cold-blooded killer, Kelly was also seen as a folk hero and symbol of Irish-Australian defiance against the British authorities. After murdering three policemen, he was captured in Victoria state in 1880 and hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in November of the same year. But his body went missing after it was thrown into a mass grave.
The full story is a bit complex. You can read about it in the DiscoveryNews.com web site at http://goo.gl/oMyDX
My thanks to newsletter reader Judith White for telling me about this story.
An interesting story and picture of Ned Kelly's home-made armour can be found at http://goo.gl/Aldkk
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