Unsolved Murders

Lilian Maud Hartney

Age: 27

Sex: female

Date: 6 Aug 1945

Place: Rich Street, Limehouse

Source: discovery.nationalarchives.co.uk

Lilian Maud Hartney was found dead in Rich Street which was a small street off of East India Dock Road.

She was found lying stretched out on her back with her dress pulled up and private parts exposed. She had been strangled.

It was thought that she was killed somewhere else and dumped there.

Her husband was tried for her murder but aquitted.


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see National Archives - DPP 2/1452