Date: 3 Dec 1930
Place: Kenwith, Bideford
The body of a newly-born child was found in a ditch at Kenwith near Bideford.
The body was found by a quarryman that had been out beating.
When the body was recovered by a policeman it was found to have a piece of linen tape tied around its neck with a single knot.
There was a piece of cord around its waist which was thought to have been used to have tied up the body with brown paper which was found underneath at the bottom of the ditch.
The cause of death was given as asphyxia following strangulation.