Unsolved Murders

Margaret Laurie

Age: 37

Sex: female

Date: 28 Oct 1905

Place: Portobello

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Margaret Laurie was found dead on the beach at Portobello.

Her body was found at the West end of the promenade almost opposite the entrance to Fife Street.

Her cause of death was either strangulation or drowning. She had a couple of handkerchiefs tightly bound around her nose and mouth.

She was later identified as Margaret Laurie who was a shop assistant and had lived at Abbey Hill.


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


see Aberdeen People's Journal - Saturday 28 October 1905