Unsolved Murders

Brigit Eland

Age: 19

Sex: female

Date: 16 Oct 1949

Place: 48 Ladbroke Grove, London

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Brigit Eland died following a mystery illness on Sunday 16 October 1949.

She developed a mystery illness and died a few hours later. Her cause of death could not be determined.

Her father, the rector of Coberley near Cheltenham had died suddenly three months earlier on 25 July 1949. After his death her mother took Brigit Eland and her 16-year-old sister to live in Ladbroke Grove where they had been for the previous month.

It was heard that Brigit Eland had only recently been examined by doctors, at which time she was described as being perfectly healthy.

On Monday 24 October 1949 it was reported that no inquest would be held into her death after it was stated that she had died from natural causes following a post-mortem.


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


see Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 18 October 1949

see Western Mail - Wednesday 19 October 1949

see Western Daily Press - Wednesday 19 October 1949

see Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 24 October 1949

see Gloucestershire Echo - Tuesday 25 October 1949

see Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 29 October 1949

see Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 22 October 1949