ON THIS DAY ……. 27th March 1939

COLLINGWOOD

Findings of murder and suicide were recorded by Acting City Coroner Mr. Mohr, at the inquest into Annie Forsey and John Forsey, who died in a shooting in a bakehouse in Collingwood on this day 1939. Kenneth Forsey, pastrycook, of Collingwood said while he was in bed late on March 27th, he was awakened by a report which he believed at the time to be the backfiring of a motor car. He did not investigate and dozed off to sleep again. Later he got up and saw his mother lying on the floor at the foot of the stairs. His father was lying on the floor with a pistol in his right hand. He was groaning, but did not speak. His father and mother had not been on good terms for about 12 months and had not spoken to each other for about three months He did not know the cause of the disagreement.