Unsolved Murders

Francis Davies

Age: 75

Sex: male

Date: 7 Aug 1927

Place: Birkenhead Dock, Wirral, Merseyside

Francis Davies was found in Birkenhead Dock with a 15lb. weight in a straw bag tied around his neck.

He had been missing for a week but he looked like he had been in the water for three weeks.

The doctor who examined his body said that he had never known a case where so much decomposition had taken place in five days.

An open verdict was returned.

Francis Davies had been a jobbing gardener from New Brighton.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Western Morning News - Thursday 11 August 1927

see The Scotsman - Thursday 11 August 1927