Unsolved Murders

Dora May Grey

Age: 18

Sex: female

Date: 14 Jul 1912

Place: South Beach, Yarmouth

Source: find.galegroup.com

Dora May Grey was found dead on the beach.

She had lived with her aunts in a cottage at the end of Manby Road near the market.

She was found just before 5am on Monday 15 July 1912 lying on the beach about six yards from the road by two labourers who were driving to the beach in their horse and cart. She was lying on the beach on the open sands between the sea and the scenic railway. They thought that she was asleep at first but when they went up to her they saw her eyes tightly closed and her tongue protruding and realised that she was dead.

She was barefoot and her stockings had been removed and used to strangle her. The laces from her shoes had also been taken out and tied around her neck.

There was no sign of a struggle or footsteps in the sand and it was thought that she might have been killed elsewhere or had not put up a struggle.

She lay in the sand as though asleep in an easy comfortable attitude and looked absolutely peaceful.


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see "The Yarmouth Beach Murder." Times [London, England] 10 Oct. 1912: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 3 Mar. 2013.

see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 07 August 1912

see Bellshill Speaker - Friday 19 July 1912