Unsolved Murders


Age: 24 Hours

Sex: male

Date: 11 Feb 1938

Place: Purfleet

The body of a newly-born male child was found on the foreshore at Purfleet.

It was said to have been about 24 hours old

The cause of death was given as a fractured skull that had been caused before the child had been put in the water.

The Coroner said that there was little doubt that it was a case of homicide.

The Coroner noted that the police had been unable to trace the mother.

An open verdict was returned.

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see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 11 February 1938