Unsolved Murders

Laurel Barrett

Age: 31

Sex: female

Date: 18 Apr 1962

Place: 91 Pepys Road, New Cross

Laurel Barrett died following an abortion.

It was found that there had been instrumental interference, but it could not be determined by who.

She had been living at 91 Pepys Road in New Cross.

A friend of hers, a 29-year-old woman who lived in Landcroft Road, East Dulwich, said that they had been friends and that she knew of the pregnancy, but knew nothing about an illegal operation.

An open verdict was returned.

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see South London Observer - Wednesday 18 April 1962