Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 1 Apr 1933

Place: Swanwick Station

The body of a newly-born child was found on the permanent way of the Southern Railway near Swanwick Station.

It was found by a signalman wrapped in a newspaper parcel. It was thought that it had either been placed where it was found or thrown from a railway carriage.

When a doctor examined it, he found that it was a newly-born female child which was fully developed and weighed six pounds.

He said that there were no external marks of injury and that it had been born alive and that death was due to shock and haemorrhage of the brain following an injury to the head due either to a blow or a fall.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Portsmouth Evening News - Saturday 01 April 1933

see Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 07 April 1933