Unsolved Murders

Catherine Bell

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Date: 9 Jul 1918

Place: Kingswood, Redhill, Surrey

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Catherine Bell was found burned to death in a wood near Redhill.

Portions of her clothing were found in different parts of the wood and it was evident that after her clothing had in some way caught fire she had run about the wood.

Her bicycle and a box of matches were found not far from her body.

Her husband said that before she had left home she had left a note and her family feared that she might take her own life.

Her bicycle was undamaged.


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


see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 10 July 1918

see Lincolnshire Echo - Wednesday 10 July 1918

see Birmingham Mail - Tuesday 09 July 1918