Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

Devoted to her dogs and the widow of a tycoon named Frank V. Brach (1890 – 1970), Helen Brach inherited a significant portion of a $23 million estate (the equivalent of $135 million or £87.8 million today) in 1971. The daughter of a streetcar driver from Port Union, Ohio and divorced from her first husband at the age of 21, this coat checker married the head of the Brach confectionery empire in 1950 and became known for her pink Rolls-Royce cars and luxury homes in Chicago and Florida. Described as “reclusive and eccentric” by the social commentator Dominick Dunne, Brach became involved with a “cold-blooded conman” and horse dealer named Richard Bailey in 1973 after the death of her second husband. After a routine medical checkup at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on 17th February 1977, Brach disappeared and has never been seen again and though Bailey was sentenced to 30 years in prison for defrauding her in 1995, no one has ever been convicted in relation to her disappearance. In January 2015, the Mail Online suggested she was actually “killed and disposed of in a steel furnace on the orders from a notorious Chicagoland horse dealer”. Helen Brach was declared dead in 1984 but the mystery of how her demise came about remains very much a source of speculation.

 

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The Roll Call - CHARACTERS

1

Steve Cotten (AKA ‘Britain’s Grumpiest Landlord’)

2

Mrs Filthy Piece of Toerag

3

Angela Millington (1981 – 2014)

4

The Cheery Street Sweeper

5

Katherine Knight

6

Brenda from Bristol

7

The Cross Word Couple (AKA ‘The Crossword Couple’)

8

The Pret Prayer

9

The Pret Sleeper

10

Prince John Zylinski

11

The Pret Spitter

12

Marina Gibson

13

Margaret Wooliscroft

14

Angelo Vizcaino

15

Mr Penny Farthing

16

Adolfo Orsi, Jr.

Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

17

Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

18

Mikel Ruffinelli

19

Ziyanda Palesa Tutu

20

Kensington Claus

21

The Knightsbridge rose seller

22

Sam Malin and Irène Major (AKA “Lord and Lady Hailes”)

23

Paul and Selena Bailey

24

John Bly

25

Joyce Cohen (formerly Joyce McDillon, née Joyce Lemay)

26

Malavath Poorna

27

Linda Sandler

28

Pablo Salcedo

29

Pedro López (AKA “The Monster of the Andes”)

30

June and Leon Bernicoff

31

Leah Chase (AKA “The Queen of Creole Cuisine”)

32

Dominic and Stephanie Parker (AKA “The Posh Couple”)

33

Sarah Meakin

34

Julia Bradbury

35

Raine Spencer; Raine, Countess Spencer (AKA “Acid Raine”)

36

Hannah Campbell (AKA “The Bionic Woman”)

37

Candida Lycett Green (1942 – 2014; nicknamed “Wibz”)

38

The musical tramp

39

Doris Thompson MBE OBE (1903 – 2004) and Geoffrey Thompson (1936 – 2004)

40

Charity Charity

41

Kimi Räikkönen

42

Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo

43

Kester Thomas (1975 – 2013)

44

Gavin Rankin

45

Marina Oswald Porter (born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova, Russian: Марина Николаевна Прусакова)

46

Elena Salvoni (1920 – 2016)

47

Sultan Kösen

48

Boaty Boatwright (also known as Boaty Boatwright Baker)

49

Cedric Robinson MBE

50

Oliver Newton

51

Don who's Donna at night

52

Captain Pugwash (AKA ‘Captain’ Michael M. Maricic)

53

Peter Grace OBE (1938 – 2013)

54

Jim Bowen (born Peter Williams)

55

Derek Bell MBE

56

Pamela Jennings (better known as “Soho Pam”, 1964 - 2013)

57

£50 grifter

58

Parrot Man

59

Jocelyn Wildenstein (née Périsset and also known as “Jocelynnys Dayannnys da Silva Bezerra”)

60

John Gaze (1947 - 2011)

61

Charlie Richardson (1934 – 2012)

62

Count Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees (1925 – 2012)

63

Christian Gerhartsreiter (main alias Clark Rockefeller)

64

The Rt. Hon. Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO (Fiona Shackleton)

65

Sir Peter O'Sullevan CBE (1918 – 2015)

66

Nancy Wake AC GM (1912 – 2011)

67

Claus Von Bülow

68

Alexander Fiske-Harrison

69

Lord Lucan (also known as Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan)

70

Umberto Scomparin

2 COMMENTS

  1. He foundation is now said to be worth $123 million. Her killers didn’t have a clue that she tied all the money up. Good for her.

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