20 December 1888
The Press Association says that Police sergeant Goldie this morning found the dead body of a woman lying in Clarke's yard, High street, Poplar. Mrs. Thompson, of the East India Arms, High street, states that shortly after three o'clock this morning, she heard the dog barking very loudly, but on looking out of her window she could see nothing. The police are instituting inquiries, and Mr. Chivers, the coroner's officer, sent a special message to the coroner asking his consent to a post mortem examination. There were no distinct marks of violence, but there was great discolouration of the face, neck, and arms. The woman appeared to be about 25 years of age.