Unsolved Murders

Mary Agnes Niklas

Age: 29

Sex: female

Date: 21 Jan 1939

Place: Belmont Street, Southport

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Mary Agnes Niklas died in Southport Infirmary on 21 January 1939 from pelvic peritonitis.

It was thought that she had had an abortion, but the inquest heard that there was no way to say whether it had been a natural one or otherwise.

Mary Niklas's husband, a builder's costing clerk, said that they had two children already, aged four and three and said that Mary Niklas had been upset in December 1938 and had told him that she didn't want another one.

He said that she refused names but had told him what had happened but said that when she had become ill she had told the doctor that she had fallen off a bicycle, but that he told the doctor about the treatment that that she had received.

An open verdict was returned.


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see Liverpool Echo - Thursday 23 February 1939

see Liverpool Echo - Thursday 02 February 1939

see Liverpool Evening Express - Thursday 02 February 1939