Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 4 Feb 1903

Place: Whingate, Armley

The body of a newly-born female child was found in a hedge bottom at Whingate, Armley by a labourer.

It was wrapped up in a parcel which he broke open and when he saw that it was a child he took it to the police station.

The body had been wrapped up in a journal styled 'The Monitor; or, The New Era' dated 9 January 1903 which was then covered in brown paper. Its mouth had been stuffed with paper which had caused it to suffocate.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Leeds Mercury - Wednesday 04 February 1903