Unsolved Murders

Montague Blaber

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 10 Jan 1922

Place: Sarvour Pond, Peasmarsh, Rye

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Montague Blaber was found drowned in a pond at Peasmarsh in Rye on 6 March 1922. He was last seen on 10 January 1922.

His body was too decomposed to determine a cause of death.

He was a well-known Hailsham auctioneer.

He was last seen at his office at about 10am when he left to catch a train. He returned at 3pm but was not seen then.

He had no financial, work or family troubles.

His body was found by a man that had been out rabbiting around Sarvour Pond floating about 20 yards out. He was fully dressed and all his clothes were buttoned up.

He had £23. 10s in notes on his body as well as a briar pipe, leather tobacco pouch, a watch that had stopped at 1.25, a cigarette case, 3 cheque books, a steel handled pocket knife, a leather wallet and a quantity of business correspondence.

The Coroner dismissed all ideas of foul play and returned a verdict of Found Drowned.