CROCODILE MAN'S DEATH VERY SIMILAR TO THE 1939 DEATH OF 18 YEAR OLD NEW ZEALAND WOMAN
Its been a year since Aussie icon Steve Irwin's tragic death from stingray barb in his heart...
The tragic death 12 mths ago of Australian icon, crododile hunter, Steve Irwin, was very similar to that of an 18 year old New Zealand woman in 1939.
The records of a young New Zealand woman who was stabbed through the heart by a stingray barb, were discovered since the death of Australian icon, crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin.
An entry in the 1939 Medical Journal stated that the death of an 18 year old woman was "an unusual bathing fatality", and that she had collapsed while bathing in three feet of water in the Hauraki Gulf (Auckland).
An autopsy report found the cause of death was haemorrhage from a wound to the heart caused by a Stingray barb.
The article said the victim's body was found alone on the beach and police would no doubt have suspected a "murder of the sexual pervert character" as the wounds looked like those made by the sharpest of knives - an imaginative observation by the police of that era.
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