Colonel Workman

It was maybe a quarter past eight o’clock in the evening when the colonel opened the door and got shot. A round of buck shot (Schrot) hit him in his chest. If he was lucky he only felt an hit against his torso and was already dead when collapsing on the floor. He kept one of his hands in a typical gesture.
The colonel was 83 years old and lived alone after his wife’s death. His body will be found in the morning by the carer.
Shortly before five o’clock in the morning a man will use a pone-booth in a three mile distant village and call an ambulance. He will misspell the name of the village and use a wrong name for the house. The ambulance will miss the colonel and return without any result.
The location is Furneux Pelham in Hertfordshire, the date is 7th of January 2004. You can read about the case here and here, see photos and a short biographical sketch of the colonel here, and listen to the caller on this BBC-site.
Nobody knows why it happened.