Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 21 Jun 1906

Place: Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Wigan

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

A baby was found in the Leeds and Liverpool canal at Wigan.

The inquest was opened on 21 June 1906 but adjourned for three weeks in order that every effort be made to trace the parents although it was concluded on 31 May 1906 with the verdict of murder against some person or persons unknown.

The child was a newly born female child and was found floating in the water naked.

The post mortem examination proved that the child had had a separate existence.

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

see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Thursday 21 June 1906

see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 31 May 1906