Unsolved Murders

Grace Twitty

Age: 50

Sex: female

Date: 14 Nov 1953

Place: Seaton Carew, Hartlepool

Grace Twitty was found dead on the beach at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool on the night of Wednesday 11 November 1953.

Her body was found on the beach between the North Shelter and the Staincliffe Hotel by a man that lived in Berwick Street who had been walking along the beach. He said that at the time the tide had been ebbing for an hour.

It was said that she had drowned.

An open verdict was returned at her inquest.

The Coroner said that there was insufficient evidence to show how she came to drown in the sea, saying, 'It might have been suicide, it might have been an accident'.

She had lived in Challoner Road in West Hartlepool. Her husband said that her health had been good up until the last two or three years but that since then little things had begun to annoy her, the wireless being played loudly or noise made by a member of the family. He said that she had been seen by her doctor frequently and that after a recent appointment, 'she was not very pleased with what he had told her'.

Her husband said that when he returned for tea on the Thursday Grace Twitty was not at home. He said that the absence of a note seemed peculiar to him, saying, 'It was our practice to leave each other notes to say where we were going'.

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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Saturday 14 November 1953

see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Thursday 12 November 1953