Unsolved Murders

Grace Newell

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Date: 14 Oct 1911

Place: 2 North Grays Close, 125 High Street, Edinburgh

Source: catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk

Grace Newell died after falling out of a window.

Her husband was tried for her murder but was only convicted of assault.

A neighbour had heard something like a sack being dragged across the floor and then the sound of a woman shout, 'Murder'.

However, it was heard that there had been a stranger in the house earlier and after she was found, to be more strange men in the house.

She had fallen 55 feet to the ground.

It was heard that she had made previous threats to throw herself out of the window.


see The Scotsman - Wednesday 17 January 1912

see National Records of Scotland - AD15/12/4