Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 20 Apr 1920

Place: River Rother, Killmarsh

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly-born child was found in a tree overhanging the River Rother at Killmarsh.

It was thought that the child had been deposited there during a flood.

It was also thought that it had been dead when put into the water and that it had been put in in a bag and when the bag had reached the tree the child was thrown out. A sock was found lodged nearby on another bough.

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

see Sheffield Independent - Wednesday 21 April 1920