case involved the disappearance of a couple, Sam and Christobel Lakey, who went
missing from their farm in Ruawaro, New Zealand, in October 1933.
Bayly owned the farm adjacent to the Lakey's. He was initially a suspect, but
when Christobel was discovered dead in a pond, and police couldn't find her husband,
the focus of the investigation went into finding him.
investigators later found gruesome evidence of of a cremation in one of Bayly's
outhouses... Bayly was charged with murder.
trial, 250 small pieces of Sam Lakey were presented to the jury, along with human
hair and bone fragments.
was seen as a breakthrough for forensics.