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Another major theory somewhat less extreme than the witchcraft explanation, and with a little more evidence to support it, emerged ten years after the discovery of the body and came in the form of a letter to the Midlands newspaper The Wolverhampton Express and Star. The letter was sent to the columnist Lt. Col. Wilfred Byford-Jones, who in November, 1953, under the pseudonym ‘Quaestor’ had written a series of articles on the Hagley Wood murder. The mysterious person who sent the letter claimed to have information about the murder and signed herself ‘ANNA, Claverley’. The basis of her story was that in 1941 a spy ring had been operating in the West Midlands, passing on information to the Luftwaffe about the location of munitions factories in the area. The organisation involved a British officer who passed on the information to a Dutch contact, who in turn gave it to a spy, a foreign trapeze artist performing at local theatres, who acted as a channel to the Germans.