Unsolved Murders

Maureen Ann Dutton

Age: 27

Sex: female

Date: 20 Dec 1961

Place: Thingwall Lane, Knotty Ash, Liverpool

Source: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Maureen Dutton was killed at her home.

She had given birth a few days earlier.

She had a dozen stab wounds to her chest, throat and back.

The police were looking for a fake doctor who had examined a woman at Halewood a few days after she had given birth. He had called at her address and she had let him in assuming that he was from the hospital and was part of her post-natal care.

They were also looking for an Irish nurse aged between 2-35 who had got on a bus in Liverpool in an agitated condition saying that she had had to get out of Liverpool and was going to London where she would get on an aircraft.


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


see Liverpool Echo

see National Archives - DPP 2/3596 - Closed until 1 January 2058.

see "'Doctor' Sought In Murder Hunt." Times [London, England] 28 Dec. 1961: 3. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.

see "News in Brief." Times [London, England] 21 Dec. 1961: 6. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.