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1965, April 26 - Baby in a Parcel

A dead baby was sent though the post wrapped in a 'Sun News' paper article from Melbourne to Darwin. On May 11 a postal worker noticed the odour coming from the parcel mailed to a 'Mr Anderson'. The male baby was two days old when it died and there was a stocking wrapped around its neck three times. The senders name and address were false. Neither sender nor intended recipient, if there was one, were ever discovered. The clerk receiving the parcel did recall it but no one could recall who dropped it at the post office. The child appeared to have been delivered without medical supervision. Roger Textor and Denver Marchant were among investigators involved with the case1.

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