Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: female

Date: 21 Jul 1915

Place: Ickles, Rotherham

The body of a newly-born child was found on the river bank near Ickles.

The doctor said that decomposition was too far advanced to determine whether the child had had a separate existence.

The child had a cord tied round its neck that could have been the cause of death, assuming that the child had lived.

A verdict of found dead was returned as there was not enough evidence to prove that the child had been born alive.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Sheffield Independent - Saturday 07 August 1915