Unsolved Murders

Lilian Emily Maude Tharme

Age: 44

Sex: female

Date: 16 Jan 1960

Place: Wheelers Lane, Poole, Dorset

Source: www.bournemouthecho.co.uk

Lilian Tharme was murdered in Poole, Dorset on 16-17 January 1960.

She was found dead in the snow at Wheelers Lane with a stolen car nearby. Her clothes were found scattered on the main road at Wallisdown, a mile away.

The car was a a small, green Morris that had been reported missing from Bournemouth on the Saturday night.

Lilian Tharme was a mother of four. She was described as small and plump. She lived about two miles away in Alder Road, Parkstone.


*map pointers are rough estimates based on known location details as per Place field above.


see National Archives - MEPO 2/10057

see Daily Express Mon 18 Jan 1960 Page 1