Unsolved Murders

The Baby in the Concrete Block

Age: 1

Sex: female

Date: 1 Jan 1965

Place: Barepot, West Cumbria

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Baby found in concrete block, found 40 years later and named Lara. It is guessed that the child was buried alive in a block of concrete around 1965. She was beaten and may have been sexually abused before being plunged head first in the concrete mix.

DNA evidence has identified the probable killers but they were already dead.


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see Armstrong, Jeremy. The Daily Mirror [London (UK)] 14 Sep 2005: 14.