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Evening News
London, U.K.
28 December 1888

THE POPLAR MURDER.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE VICTIM.

The police have succeeded in finding Mrs. Mylett, the mother of the woman found dead in Clarke's yard, Poplar, a few days ago. The deceased woman had frequently spoken of her mother living somewhere near Baker's row, Whitechapel, and it was near this thoroughfare, in Pelham street, that Mrs. Mylett was found to be residing. When the detectives called at the house on Boxing day they found the inmates indulging in Christmas festivities, and upon their stating the object of their visit one of the women in the house had a serious fit. Upon visiting the mortuary Mrs. Mylett stated that she had no doubt that the body shown her was that of her daughter, and added that she last saw the deceased alive on Sunday week, when she called at Pelham street. The mother had frequently remonstrated with her daughter upon her mode of life, but without avail. Mrs. Mylett, who is an Irishwoman, also stated that her daughter was born in London, and some years ago married, unknown to her parents, a man named Davis, whom Mrs. Mylett believed was an upholsterer by trade. The young couple had one child, but as they often disagreed they separated. The child is now in a school at Sutton, and is about seven years of age. A curious fact in reference to the woman having had a child is that Dr. Brownfield, when at the inquest, expressed the opinion that the deceased had never been a mother.


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       Press Reports: Evening News - 20 December 1888 
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       Press Reports: Evening News - 29 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Frederick News - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Frederick News - 24 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Mitchell Daily Republican - 27 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 24 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 25 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 26 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 28 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 29 December 1888 
       Press Reports: New York Herald - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Newark Daily Advocate - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Star - 24 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 10 January 1889 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 22 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 24 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 26 December 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 29 December 1888 
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