Unsolved Murders

Roy William Wates

Age: 3

Sex: male

Date: 4 Apr 1942

Place: Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, Thimble Mill Lane, Birmingham

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Roy William Wates drowned in a canal.

It was thought that a 9-year-old boy had pushed him in, but there was not enough evidence to prove it.


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


see Birmingham Mail - Saturday 04 April 1942