The White House Farm murders took place in a small village near Essex, England, in August 1985. Nevill and June Bamber were shot and killed inside their farmhouse, along with their adult daughter, Sheila Caffell, and Sheila’s six-year-old twin sons, Daniel and Nicholas. The only surviving member of June and Nevill’s immediate family was their son, Jeremy, then 24-years old. Jeremy claimed to be at home, miles away, when the shooting took place.
After arriving on the scene, investigators believed that Sheila, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, had killed the other family members and then turned the gun on herself. It’s been over thirty years since this mass murder, but there are still those who believe the wrong person has been held responsible. The crime scene suggested that Sheila, who had just recently been released killed her family and herself while in a psychotic state. But investigators believed that the murders were staged as a murder-suicide by Jeremy Bamber. His motive? To be the sole beneficiary of the family estate. We’re going to take a look at this case from both angles, plus touch upon some other theories, in this episode which I have cleverly named The White House Farm Murders.