Unsolved Murders

Baby

Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 13 Mar 1948

Place: Clifton Down, Bristol

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The decapitated body of a newly born female child was found under a pile of sand and gravel on Clifton Down by a boy on 13 March 1948.

The medical evidence stated that it was thought that the child had lived for about five minutes.

It was thought that the child's head, which was missing, had been removed with a sharp knife, possibly after death.

An open verdict was returned.


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


see Western Daily Press - Saturday 03 April 1948