Unsolved Murders

Kelly Kear

Age: 25

Sex: female

Date: 7 Jan 1917

Place: Upper Lydbrook, Forest of Dean

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Kelly Kear vanished after going to post a letter.

She left her parents' house on the 7 January 1917 to post a letter for her brother and was last seen by 3 people near the letterbox at Upper Lydbrook.

She was tall, about 25 years of age and wearing a light fawn rainproof coat and a small brown knitted turban.

Her parents said they feared that she might have been suffering from a temporary loss of memory.


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


see Shepton Mallet Journal - Friday 12 January 1917