Unsolved Murders

Elsie Payne

Age: 12

Sex: female

Date: 7 Dec 1923

Place: Clifton Street, Cardiff

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Elsie Payne died from a wound to her throat although it was not known how the wound had been caused.

An open verdict was returned.

She had been out on an errand at the time and rushed back to her uncle's shop bleeding from her throat and said 'A man asked me where Clifton Street was' but then collapsed.

It was suggested that her injuries might have been caused by an accident such as her falling on some railings or broken glass.

A man was detained in connection with her death but was discharged after the police said that they wanted to offer no evidence.


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


see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 21 December 1923

see Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 21 December 1923

see Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 11 December 1923

see Aberdeen Press and Journal - Friday 14 December 1923

see Western Daily Press - Friday 14 December 1923