Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 4 Feb 1939

Place: Grangefield Estate, Stockton

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly born baby was found in a beck in Grangefield Estate, Stockton on Saturday 2 February 1938.

On the same day another dead baby was found in the compartment of a railway carriage that was standing in a siding at Stockton Station but it was later reported that the two findings were a coincidence.

The child was found wrapped up in newspaper lying in about three inches of water.

A doctor said that he thought that the child had died about a week earlier and had breathed. He said that he thought that the cause of death was due to inattention at birth.


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


see Leeds Mercury - Monday 06 February 1939

see Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Monday 06 February 1939

see Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Tuesday 07 February 1939

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Tuesday 07 February 1939