Smokescreen - Ken Matthews' quest for the truth
Smokescreen - one man's fight for justice


The cremation of the body of John Theodore Talbot Fletcher took place just three short days after his death.

Rumour has it that one of the undertakers actually took the service at the crematorium .....

Enquiries of a number of crematoria have elicited the information that usually cremations take place 10-14 days after death. Why then the rush with this one?

Was Enfield Crematorium in Hertfordshire chosen solely because it could cremate the body more swiftly than the local crematorium, Harlow, in Essex?

Would the crematorium have agreed to the cremation had they known that the information for the Death Certificate had been provided by a carer rather than an Executor or next-of-kin?

No satisfactory explanation has been provided as to why the Executors or next-of-kin didn't apply for the Death Certificate, but instead sent the "carer", Danny Balloo, to do it.

Why was no Post Mortem carried out after the death? (see the Medical Records page)

Why had the Coroner said he had no interest in the case?

Enfield Crematorium have failed to reply to Ken Matthews' request to know what they would have done if the Application for Cremation had included an affirmative reply to the question about whether there was any interest in the body.

John Fletcher's family and his solicitors were well aware that Ken Matthews had written to John Fletcher asking for DNA testing some months prior to his death.

Yet for the cremation to have taken place this question must have been answered in the negative. Why? And by whom?


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There are many pages of research and proofs to be added to this website - Ken Matthews and his wife Penny have discovered so many "coincidences" that it makes disturbing reading. These are the main areas of enquiry that will be covered [some are still under construction but we're adding new info regularly] - click on any of the boxes below to reach the relevant area.

Ken's story the "adoption" the 1926 adoption act
John Fletcher the love affair Ivy Pinn
Copped Hall Margam Saltoun
John Fletcher's will the death the cremation
the medical records the death certificate the ashes
the E.C. Talbot trust the family tree the photos
newspaper articles the curious "divorce papers" ........... now on line guestbook

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