Unsolved Murders

Elsie May Mellors

Age: 29

Sex: female

Date: 21 Aug 1928

Place: Butterfly Reservoir, Codnor

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Elsie May Mellors was found dead in the Butterfly Reservoir.

She had gone out on the Saturday night presumably to go to the cinema at Ripley. When she didn't return her parents thought she had gone instead to visit relatives in Clay Cross. Her body was found in the reservoir on the Sunday morning.

Evidence showed that she was always happy and cheerful and that there was nothing to show how she had got into the water.

She had lived at White-Gate in Codnor.

A verdict of 'Found Drowned' was returned.


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


see Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 21 August 1928

see Nottingham Journal - Wednesday 22 August 1928

see Sheffield Independent - Tuesday 21 August 1928