Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 27 Dec 1911

Place: River Gwendraeth, Carmarthenshire

A female baby was found dead in a river.

A farmer had been walking along the bank of the river when he noticed the child’s body suspended by a branch about 6 inches above the water.

There had been a flood in the river about three days previously.

The child was naked and was between 1 to 3 months old and fully developed.

There were no marks of violence and the cause of death was given as suffocation due to drowning.

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see Western Times - Tuesday 02 January 1912