Unsolved Murders


Age: 6 weeks

Sex: female

Date: 11 Jan 1906

Place: Burscough Junction Station

A child was found naked on the railway near Burscough Junction Station having been thrown out of a carriage window.

The child was about 6 weeks old and was dirty and had been neglected.

The doctor stated that he thought the child had been alive when she received her injuries and she had died from compression of the brain due to a head injury.

He also thought that an opiate had previously been administered to the child and that in that condition she had been thrown out of the train carriage.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Lancashire Evening Post - Thursday 01 February 1906