Date: 16 Feb 1907
The body of a newly-born child was found in a brook near Kenwith.
A solicitor from Bideford said that he had been out shooting with a friend in a field at th back of Kenwith House and when he was walking along the bank of a goyle he saw the naked body of the child lying on its left side in a little water. It was in place that was otherwise thickly wooded and secluded.
Its body was practically frozen.
About a foot away a blood stained bodice was found.
The post-mortem stated that the muscles and tissues of its left leg were missing as was a greater portion of the tissues and muscles of its left thigh and it was thought that they might have been eaten by a dog after the body was thrown there.
The cause of death was given as suffocation.