Unsolved Murders

Winifred Maud East

Age: 28

Sex: female

Date: 14 Mar 1929

Place: Kidbrooke, London

Source: find.galegroup.com

Winifred Maud East was found decapitated on the railway between Kidbrooke and Eltham.

She was seen to enter a private compartment in a carriage which was empty at Barnehurst railway station but just before the train left a man was seen to jump in. people in nearby compartments heard screaming between Kidbrooke and Eltham stations and the next day her body was found on the tracks.


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see "Kidbrooke Train Mystery." Times [London, England] 30 Mar. 1929: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Thursday 28 March 1929