Sunday, 29 August 2010

Concerning infanticide

Amelia Elizabeth Dyer
achieved notoriety as probably the most prolific baby-farm murderer of Victorian England.

These photographs were taken at Caversham in Reading, Berkshire, where a Thames bargeman hauled a brown paper parcel containing the body of a baby out of the river. The child had been strangled with a bootlace that was still around its neck, and the parcel was weighted with a brick.


1 comment:

  1. Mrs. Dwyer is in the waxworks at Great Yarmouth, a baby shaped package at her feet. I wish I'd taken a photo of it for you.