Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 18 Sep 1942

Place: Grand Union Canal, Blomfield Road, Paddington

The body of a newly born female child was found in the Grand Union Canal near Blomfield Road in Paddington.

The child was found by a boy that saw a parcel floating in the canal and pulled it out. After discovering that it was the body of a child he went for the police.

When a police surgeon arrived at the scene, he said that the child was dead.

The pathologist that carried out the post-mortem on the child said that it had had a separate existence and that its death was due to prematurity.

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see West London Observer - Friday 18 September 1942, p1