Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 16 Apr 1914

Place: Beverley, Yorkshire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a new born female child was found in a dry dyke near the Victoria Barracks in Beverley.

It was found in a drain about 50 yards from the road and was quite nude. There was no water in the drain which was about 5 feet deep.

The doctor who examined it said that it was 5lb 10oz and had been born about 4-5 days before and had not been washed.

He thought that the child had had a separate existence and said that death was caused by want of attention at birth and haemorrhage or exposure, both of which were determining factors.


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


see Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 16 April 1914

see Hull Daily Mail - Saturday 18 April 1914