Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 31 Mar 1915

Place: 5 Oak Mount, Bradford

The mummified remains of a newly-born child were found in a false roof at 5 Oak Mount, Bradford.

The body was discovered by a man that was doing repairs at the property that necessitated getting into the false roof.

He said that he found a bundle wrapped in coarse canvas and that when he opened it he found that it contained a piece of female clothing and the mummified body of a child.

When the police examined the parcel, they said that they found a number of articles of female clothing and several handkerchiefs on which were several laundry marks.

Laundry marks were said to include: Amy, Kate, C and something like Walton.

The parcel also contained a newspaper dated Saturday, May 20th 1911.

A doctor said that the child had been dead for some years.

An open verdict was returned.

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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Yorkshire Evening Post - Wednesday 31 March 1915