Fay Goodwin, –1946
|Death of a mother||Phyliss Jean Wilson|
December 13, 1946 (on the date of death)
Cause: suicide by drowning
WOLLONGONG, Friday. -The bodies of Mrs. Phyllis Jean Goodwin, 33, and her six weeks old baby, Fay, were recovered from Lake Illawarra this morning
Mrs. Goodwin was in night attire. The tragedy was discovered early today when the mother's body was recovered from the surf, and later the child's body was washed up on the beach.
Mrs. Goodwin's body was seen floating in the breakers by a fisherman at 2 a.m. Later Mr. Oliver Massey, while walking along the beach, found the child's body.
Police have been told that. Mrs Goodwin had been in ill-health since the birth of Fay.
Mr Arthur Goodwin, husband of the dead woman, told the police mother and baby, with another child Pamela, went to bed at 8 pm. yesterday.
Shortly after 3 a.m. today, Mr. Goodwin told police he was awakened by the child Pamela crying. Mr. Goodwin found that his wife and baby daughter, Fay, were missing.
Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), Sat 14 Dec 1946
|Death|| December 13, 1946|
Note: Fay was murdered by her mother by drowning. She was only 6-weeks old.
Fay was murdered by her mother by drowning. She was only 6-weeks old.