Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Chinese Laundryman Strangled

A local Chinese man was found brutally murdered in his flat in Vauxhall on the same day that the city was rocked by another death.

Jaw Kay was a laundryman who lived above his business premises at 44 Scotland Road. When his shop was found to be closed on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd February 1946 the alarm was raised.

Police forced entry and found the body on the bed with multiple stab wounds, having believed to have been dead for two days. The flat had been ransacked and the motive was believed to have been robbery, as Kay was known to have carried a large wad of notes on his person.

The find was made on the same day that Liverpool was shocked by the mystery of the Hanging Boy. Police launched a manhunt but the crime remains unsolved, with a man who was seen leaving the back door with a package under his arm never having been traced. 

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