Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 8 Jul 1940

Place: Hull

The body of a newly-born male child was found on a train from Liverpool at Hull.

The body of the child was found wrapped up in a parcel on the arrival of the train from Liverpool at 3pm.

The guard that found the parcel said that he picked it up in the third-class coach lavatory.

The detective-sergeant that examined the parcel and child said that it was wrapped up in a national newspaper and a worn cotton frock. He said that the brown paper that it had also been wrapped up in bore the imprint of the Earlestown Co-op Society Ltd and noted that Earlestown was a suburb of Warrington.

The doctor that examined the child said that it had died from asphyxia, possibly caused by wrapping, and added that there was no evidence of any violence.

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 25 July 1940, p5