Unsolved Murders

Jerzy Strzadla

Age: 32

Sex: male

Date: 19 Apr 1948

Place: Aberdare Park, Glamorgan

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Jerzy Strzadla was robbed and stabbed 44 times in Aberdare Park, Glamorgan.

He was a miner and originally from Poland and worked at the Treherbert Colliery where several othr Polish miners were employed.

He lived in the Hirwaun Miners' Hostel in Aberdare.

He was found in a rhododendron plantation with a severe throat wound and had had about £20-£30 stolen from him in notes which were thought wuld have been blood stained.

His killer also stole his silver Swiss-made 15-jewel wrist watch that he had had on him without a strap.

His body was found by three schoolboys.


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see National Archives - MEPO 3/3004

see True Crime Library

see Dundee Courier - Monday 26 April 1948

see Western Morning News - Thursday 22 April 1948

see Western Morning News - Monday 26 April 1948

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Thursday 22 April 1948

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 27 April 1948