Unsolved Murders


Age: 1 day

Sex: male

Date: 26 Aug 1949

Place: Gidea Park Station, Romford, London

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

The body of a newly-born male child was found wrapped up in a brown paper parcel on a train at Gidea Park Station, Romford.

The child was thought to have been about a day old.

The parcel was found under a carriage seat of a train in a siding at the station on the Friday night. The train had come from Liverpool Street and had stopped at all stations.

A post-mortem examination revealed that the child had died from exposure.

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

see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 02 September 1949