Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 27 Dec 1902

Place: Great Central Railway, Rossmore Road Bridge, Marylebone

A baby was found dead wrapped up in a parcel beside the Great Central Railway at Rossmore Road Bridge at Marylebone.

The coroner said that it was a fine child but had been neglected at birth. He said there was a bruise over the right eye that had been inflicted during life and that her nostrils were flattened as though something had been placed over her face.

The coroner returned a verdict of death due to suffocation which was wilfully caused.

The coroner added that in his experience there was a great deal of baby farming and the illegal disposal of infants going on at that present time.

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see Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 27 December 1902