Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 15 Nov 1947

Place: Anlaby Road, Hull

The body of a newly born female child was found in a bombed convent at the corner of Anlaby Road and South Parade in Hull.

The child was found on 15 November 1947 by two youths wrapped up in a sheet when they went into the convent.

It was noted that the corner of the sheet had been cut off, possibly because it might have had an identification mark on it. However, a table runner was also found with the body, marked 'EK', but inquiries about the initials revealed nothing.

A doctor said that the child had died from exposure and neglect within a few hours of birth. He said that when the child was found that it had been dead for two days.

An open verdict was returned.

South Parade was just to the west of Alington Street, south of Anlaby Road but is now the access road to Block 3 of the Great Thornton Street flats.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Hull Daily Mail - Tuesday 23 December 1947

see National Library of Scotland