Unsolved Murders

Alfred James Merrett

Age: 52

Sex: male

Date: 31 Dec 1916

Place: Regents Canal, Shoreditch, London

Alfred James Merrett was found dead in the Regents Canal with a broken back, broken ankle and head injuries.

He had been missing from his lodgings for ten days.

He had been a single man and had been a clerk.

His brother, an undertaker, said that they last time he saw him was in July 1916 when they had both attended their sister's funeral.

His inquest took place in Shoreditch.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Pall Mall Gazette - Tuesday 02 January 1917

see Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 02 January 1917