Unsolved Murders

Thomas McHugh

Age: 2

Sex: male

Date: 27 Sep 1907

Place: Ashton-under-Lyne

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Thomas McHugh was found dead in a drain.

He had gone missing ten weeks earlier and his mother had reported him missing to the police.

He was found head down and decomposed in the drain which was attached to a water closet.

The mother said that her husband had left home on 1 July 1907 and she had not seen him since.

The doctor said that death was due to drowning and an open verdict was returned.