Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 10 Mar 1955

Place: Liverpool Road, Ainsdale

The body of a newly-born child was found buried in a garden on 10 March 1955.

It was found by police who were searching for property that they believed was buried there and who had no idea that they would find human remains.

A Home Office pathologist that carried out a post mortem examination on the child's remains said that there was no evidence to show the cause of death or to show whether the child had had a separate existence. It was thought that the child had died between 4 and 12 months earlier. He said that the remains were in an advanced state of putrefaction and that it was partly dismembered but that there were no fractures.

He said that the body appeared to be female.

The police had gone to the house on 10 March 1955 to search for property and found the body whilst digging about ten yards from the house. The remains were found by a constable in a bundle wrapped up in sacking that had been buried at a depth of about three feet. The remains were badly decomposed and were wrapped up in a man's shirt and a woman's coat.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Lancashire Evening Post - Saturday 12 March 1955, p5

see Liverpool Echo - Thursday 17 March 1955