Unsolved Murders

Eliza Wilcocks

Age: 63

Sex: female

Date: 19 Jan 1912

Place: 27 Tredagar Street, Cardiff

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Eliza Wilcocks was burnt to death with a lighted lamp.

A woman was tried but acquitted.

A quarrel had been heard shortly before between two women but the suspected woman denied it.

Before she died Eliza Wilcocks said that she had been in the room with her nurse with the lamp on a table but did not know how it became upset. She denied that she had had an argument with her nurse but said that she could not say whether the nurse had thrown the lamp at her. She said that at the time she was a little distance from the lamp itself and was standing up. She said that it was a small lamp.


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see National Archives - ASSI 72/38/4

see Lichfield Mercury - Friday 19 January 1912

see Aberdeen Journal - Friday 15 March 1912

see Dundee Courier - Wednesday 17 January 1912