1950~Jun. 20, 1957
7 yrs. old
At about 5.30 p.m. on, Jun. 20, 1957, June Sheasby, aged 7, and her brother Royston, aged 5, left their home in Brockworth Crescent, Stapleton, Bristol, for a walk towards Wickham Glen. When they failed to return a massive search involving thousands of people was launched, during which fields and woodland were scoured, police frogmen searched a pond, and near-by streams were dragged. Eleven days later on Monday, 1st July, the bodies of the Sheasby children were found buried side by side in a shallow grave among dense undergrowth in woods 100 yards from the River Frome at Snuff Mills Park. A light covering of leaves and soil had been partly exposed by heavy rain. Both children had severe head injuries and fractured skulls.