People involved in this included Bernard and Claire Josephs as well as Claire's friend Roger Payne a local bank clerk.
There was no forcible entry into the house and the police assumed the victim knew Roger Payne.
Claire was wearing a red cerise woolen dress at the time of the murder. 61 fibers were found matching the dress that Claire was wearing. Fibers from Rogers scarf were also found under Claire's fingernails as well as 20 other fibers from the scarf on Claire's rain coat.