Lord Lucan, Missing Since 1974 Murder, Is Declared Dead (Again)

February 3, 2016 1:44 PM

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Lord Lucan, Missing Since 1974 Murder, Is Declared Dead (Again)

LONDON — It was a case that riveted the world: In 1974, a dashing British aristocrat and army officer, known for his prowess at backgammon and bridge and for a fondness for vodka martinis, powerboats and Aston Martin cars, suddenly vanished, after the bludgeoned body of his children’s nanny was found in the basement of his family’s house in the affluent Belgravia section of London.

The aristocrat, Richard John Bingham, the seventh Earl of Lucan, was declared the killer in 1975. But he was never found, despite an international manhunt led by Scotland Yard; unverified sightings in places as far-flung as Australia, Colombia, India, New Zealand and elsewhere; and endless conspirac...

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