Unsolved Murders

William Dundonald Killie

Age: 43

Sex: male

Date: 8 Apr 1944

Place: Liverpool Docks

William Dundonald Killie was found injured on  dock quay on 8 April 1944 and was taken to hospital where he later died.

He was a ship’s cook and had lived in Pine Grove, Waterworks Street in Bootle.

He had been fire watching at the docks and had left his vessel to go to a public house. He later returned along and at about 10.30pm he was found lying on the quay near a gangway, unconscious and frothing at the mouth without his hat or coat.

He later died in hospital from a fractured skull.

The police said that they made extensive enquiries and were satisfied that there was no foul play.

An open verdict was returned.

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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Liverpool Evening Express - Monday 24 April 1944