Unsolved Murders

Jessie Lindsay

Age: 18

Sex: female

Date: 12 Dec 1913

Place: Rayleigh Station, Rayleigh, Essex

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Jessie Lindsay died after falling from a train.

It was thought that she might have tried to get off at the station as it went through at 40-50mph.

She had just been on a course in Shoeburyness and later went for a walk with some friends and then was seen to a train at Prittlewell which she got on and was said to seem quite cheerful.

She had lived in Hockley and it was thought that she had got on the 8.32 express to Wickford and that when she had gone through Hockley she had panicked and tried to get out at Rayleigh.

There was no evidence to say what caused her to fall.


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see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 12 December 1913