Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 5 Sep 1922

Place: Preston Station, Preston

The body of a child was found in a suitcase that had been left at Preston Station.

It had been left there on 5 September 1922 as left luggage with the name of Smith being given by the person that left it.

When the suitcase was opened it was found that the child had been mutilated. The head had been severed from the body and the skull had been fractured. There were also other marks of violence on the body.

After the case had been left at Preston Station it remained there until, after not being collected, it was taken to Oldham Road Station in Manchester in March 1923 where it remained until 12 September 1923 when it was opened.

An open verdict was returned.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Lincolnshire Echo - Monday 17 September 1923

see Lancashire Evening Post - Friday 14 September 1923