Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 6 Apr 1923

Place: River Aire, Goodman Wharfe, Leeds

The body of a newly-born child was found in the River Aire near Goodman Wharfe.

It was thought to have been in the river for around three weeks.

The inquest returned a verdict of murder against some person or persons unknown.

In commenting of the lack of evidence as to whom the child belonged, the Coroner said:

I am sorry, but there is far too much of this sort of thing in Leeds. If we can only catch the guilty they will certainly recieve the punishment they deserve. 

I should very much like to find someone of whom we could make an example. The number of cases has become quite alarming.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Yorkshire Evening Post - Monday 09 April 1923