Age: 6 weeks
Date: 30 May 1917
Place: River Exe, Quay, Exeter
The body of an infant child was found in the River Exe at Quay, Exeter.
There was a loose piece of string around the child to which a piece of brown paper was adhering.
The detective inspector said that he thought the child had been brought to Exeter by train and dropped into the river below the ice works.
The doctor who examined it said he thought that the child was about 6 weeks old and had been dead before it was thrown into the water. He said that death was due to convulsions due to malnutrition.
see Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Wednesday 30 May 1917