Unsolved Murders

David Augustus

Age: 63

Sex: male

Date: 1 Sep 1900

Place: Canning Town

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

David Augustus was found dead in the street with his head and face much cut and bruised and his left hand trouser pocket turned inside out.

He was a shipwright and lived on Webb Street in Plaistow.

The doctor said that his face and head were covered with bruises and abrasions and there was a deep incised wound just under his right eye that might have been caused by a not very sharp penknife.

Death was due to shock consequent on the injuries.

The coroner's jury was undecided as to whether the injury below the eye was caused by a knife or a fall, and returned a verdict that he had died from his injuries but that there was no evidence to show how he had received them.


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see Essex Newsman - Saturday 01 September 1900

see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 31 August 1900