Unsolved Murders


Age: 0

Sex: male

Date: 26 Sep 1902

Place: Hyde Lane, Edmonton, London

The body of an infant child was found in Hyde Lane.

It was found by a  man that had lived in Beamish Road as he was walking through the allotments and he noticed a brown paper parcel lying on the ground about 100 yards away from Hyde Lane. 

He said that he cut the string and found that it contained the body of a child. He said that children were just coming out of school at that point and so he covered it up and went for a policeman.

The police constable that came out to examine the parcel said that there was no writing on the paper nor any marks found to lead to the identification of the child. 

A doctor that examined the child said that it had lived for about 24 hours and that its cause of death was suffocation from want of proper attention at birth. He noted that there were no marks of violence about the body.

He said that the child's death might have been accidental or it might have been suffocated by the bed clothes. 

An open verdict was returned at the inquest which was held at the Rose and Crown public house.

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

see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald - Friday 26 September 1902