Date: 16 May 1949
Place: Blackley New Road, Blackley
The body of a newly-born female baby was found in a pond off Blackley New Road in Blackley.
The body was found by two 9-year-old schoolgirls who were setting free some tadpoles that they had caught.
It was in a brown paper parcel.
The cause of death was said to have been due to strangulation.
see Manchester Evening News - Monday 16 May 1949