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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1862, Sunday, December 11, 1831

[Inquest, Whitechapel]

Thursday afternoon, an inquest was holden at the Royal Oak, in Whitechapel-road, before Mr. Baker, on the body of a male infant, which was found tied up in a piece of linen cloth, on Tuesday night last, in Plumber's-row, Commercial-road. The body was in so decomposed a state as to render it impossible to discover any marks of violence on it, but there could be but little doubt of its having come to its death by violent means, from the fact of its having, when found, a cord tied tightly round its neck; and the jury, having heard testimony of the fact, returned a verdict of Wilful Murder against some person or persons unknown.