Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 3 Sep 1918

Place: Cheveley Road, Newmarket

The body of an infant child was found wrapped up in a parcel on Cheveley Road, Newmarket.

It was discovered by a 9-year-old boy from Stanley Road, Newmarket at 3.30pm who had been out playing with three of his friends.

The parcel was tied up with newspaper and a white cloth.

The boys took the parcel to Newmarket where it was examined.

The child was found to have weighed 3 1/2lbs and was thought to have been still born and so no inquest was held.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Cambridge Daily News - Tuesday 03 September 1918

see Cambridge Independent Press - Friday 06 September 1918