I find many ‘Dead Ends’ during my research. Mere mentions of a body snatching attempt that quite often leads to nothing. I share them because otherwise they will be forgotten. They are intended to be just that, mere snippets of the past.
Another Shipment of Dead Bodies
ANOTHER SHIPMENT OF DEAD BODIES:–
On Saturday, two boxes were shipped in the Fingal steam-boat, while lying at Belfast.
They were entered in the bokoks ‘per the Fly Van from Dublin’ and were marked ‘Stationary’ and addressed to a man in Edinburgh.
On Tuesday afternoon these boxes were put ashore, with other goods at Broomie-law.
A person, who was inspecting them very narrowly, observed sawdust about one box, and thought it rather a strange substance to be in a package of stationary.
Suspicion got abroad, a crowd collected, and eventually the boxes were opened, and found to contain two corpses.
Yesterday, [an]other three boxes, the same in appearance and address, were landed from a lugage boat on the quay.
On inspection, they were found to contain two males and a female. The bodies were forthwith conveyed to the Town Hospital (Glasgow Courier)