Unsolved Murders

Mary Summerfield

Age: 39

Sex: female

Date: 7 Mar 1914

Place: 372 Wilnecote Lane, Warwickshire

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Mary Summerfield was found dead in her kitchen.

She had a cut on her brow and on the side of her nose. Her inquest was adjourned so that a post-mortem could be carried out along with an analysis of her stomach.

No vegetable or mineral poison was found and it was stated that her death was probably caused by syncope from acute vomiting.

At her inquest the Coroner said that Mary Summerfield's husband had not told them all that he could. He said that the husband had told the inquest that he had heard his wife in the kitchen but had not gone to saying 'I was like as if I was glued to the bricks'. He added that he could not help thinking that the cuts on her face had something to do with her death.

The Foreman of the jury also said that the jury did not believe the husbands account that Mary Summerfield's brothers were addicted to drink and caused bother.