Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 28 Dec 1935

Place: Stourbridge Canal, Kingswinford

The body of a newly-born child was found in the Stourbridge Canal at Kingswinford.

The body was found by a child who was playing with two friends on the bank of the canal at Ketley.

A policeman that examined the child said that it was wrapped up in sacks. The sacks had born the marks, 'Masons, Ipswich' and 'Edward Hutchings, Liverpool'. The Coroner appealed to farmers and other people in the farming industry to assist in tracing ownership of the sacks.

A doctor that examined the child said that it had been born alive and had had a separate existence and that its cause of death was haemorrhage and neglect at birth.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Birmingham Daily Gazette - Friday 03 January 1936