Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 18 Jun 1960

Place: River Tone, French Weir, Stanfast, North Town, Taunton

The body of a newly-born female child was found in the River Tone at French Weir on Friday 17 June 1960.

The body was found by a man that had been walking in French Weir fields when he saw the child's body floating under a bush.

The inquest, which was held at Standfast's George Tavern, heard that it was impossible to state whether the child had been born alive and an open verdict was returned.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser - Saturday 18 June 1960