Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 27 Dec 1902

Place: Botloes Green, Newent

The body of a 10 day old child was found in a well.

A woman had gone to the well for water and saw something therein. She said she thought it was her cat and asked a man to pull it out and found that it was the body of a dead female child.

The coroner found that the child had breathed and was about 10 days old and had died from neglect and want of care at birth.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 27 December 1902