ON THIS DAY – December 30, 1908

A small wooden box containing the body of a newly born male infant was found on a vacant allotment in William-street, Melbourne on this day in 1908 by a boy. A postmortem examinations of the body showed that a piece of the towelling, which was tied tightly round the neck, had been thrust partly down the throat of the child, and that the cause of death was suffocation. The examination also showed that there were three clean large cutes on the child’s face.