Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 18 Mar 1916

Place: Bexhill

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a baby was found wrapped in newspaper in the garden of a house near the sea front at Bexhill.

A piece of tape had been tied tightly around its neck and the back of the head was smashed and one side of its body was burnt.

There were a total of five dead babies found in Bexhill in March 1916.

The coroner alluded to the case which was the fifth in that month in Bexhill as being part of a diabolical system for getting rid of infant life in the town.


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


see Aberdeen Journal - Saturday 18 March 1916

see Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 24 March 1916