Episode 14: Luty/Casson
The Heir Hunters hit the road again as they seek out people entitled to inherit money from long-forgotten relatives.
David Luty died in Leeds in 2008. Unmarried and with no children, he'd worked all his life as an accountant for the Yorkshire Electricity Board. Initially the only record the team at Fraser and Fraser had was name and date of death. By using a mix of experience and inspired hunches, a family tree soon begins to emerge. But with the threat of rivals on the case and with his estate estimated to be worth £50,000 or more, the team is forced to take some calculated risks. But will the gamble pay-off?
Over at Celtic Research Saul Marks is investigating the case of Sylvia Casson, who died in 2008 at the venerable age of 97. As Saul probes deeper in to her case, he uncovers a compelling story of a family forced to flee Russian persecution in the 1880s, and of a young girl defying the Blitz and Nazi 'terror weapons'. But just as Saul seems close to cracking the case, an unexpected development threatens to undo all his hard work. Show less