Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 7 May 1943

Place: Grand Union Canal, Northampton

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly-born child was found in the Grand Union Canal between Northampton and Hunsbury Hill.

It was thought that the child had been dead for three months and the post-mortem concluded that there was no evidence to show that the child had been born alive.

The post-mortem also stated that there was no evidence of violence on the child’s body and that the child had had no skilled attention at birth.


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see Northampton Mercury - Friday 07 May 1943