Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 31 Mar 1954

Place: Coventry Street, Kidderminster

The body of a newly-born child was found in a litter bin in Coventry Street in Kidderminster.

Amongst the parcel that the child was found in the police found a red handkerchief with a French inscription on it and the police released a description of it appealing for anyone that recognised it to come forward.

The red handkerchief was described as being 10 1/2 inches by 11 inches, with a narrow white border and with a one-inch black stripe along one edge. In the top left-hand corner there was the silhouette of a girl's head and a flower, opposite which there was a scroll bearing the words, 'Votre beaute me desespere’, which translated into English as 'Your beauty drives me to despair'.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 31 March 1954

see Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 07 April 1954