1914~Jan. 10, 1925
11 yrs. old
Nellie Clarke, 11, had a terrible fear of darkness, and she had a particular phobia about unlit alleyways.' Just after a Christmas party, Nellie's mother sent her out to deliver a message across town. Nellie never returned. Shortly after Nellie was sent out, a young girl was heard screaming and frantically pounding at the door of a house, crying, "help me, help me, Father Christmas is after me! Let me in!" The next morning, Nellie's body was found, propped in one of those dark alleys she had so feared. She had been raped and strangled to death.