On This Day – December 31, 1912
The mystery concerning the body of a child at Lake Guthridge on December 31 was cleared up today when Sergeant Neill and Constable McCorkell arrested a young woman, aged 23 years, named Violet Daisy Jane Elizabeth Guy at the Turf Hotel this morning on a charge of wilful murder. Accused admitted her parentage and said that on the morning following the birth of the child, she resumed her duties as a domestic servant. She stated the child was born dead and that she kept the body in a box for two days and then put it in the lake. Accused was brought before the Mayor and was remanded until February 24.