Unsolved Murders

Rose Ellen Olive Bodkin

Age: 34

Sex: female

Date: 13 Nov 1939

Place: Malpas Road, Brockley, London

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Rose Ellen Olive Bodkin was found drowned in an air raid shelter in her garden.

The shelter was an Anderson Shelter and she was found to have drowned in 18 inches of water. She was found lying face downwards.

The Coroner said that there was no evidence to show how she had got into the water.


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


see Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Wednesday 15 November 1939, p1

see Staffordshire Sentinel - Monday 13 November 1939