Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 19 Apr 1919

Place: Rochdale Canal, Longbottom Well, Luddenden Foot

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly-born child was found floating in the Rochdale Canal at Longbottom Well, Luddenden Foot.

The doctor said that the child was remarkably well developed and had had a separate existence. He said he didn't think the child had lived for more than 24 hours and that death was due to drowning.