Parker - Hulme Murder Case

Source: Woman’s body found, Press, 23 June 1954, p.10.

Woman’s body found. Police called to Victoria Park. Murder charge laid.

The body of a middle-aged woman was found in a hollow in Victoria Park, below the tearooms about 4.00 pm yesterday. An arrest has been made and a charge of murder will be preferred in the Magistrate’s Court this morning. The woman was Honora Mary Parker, aged 45, of 31 Gloucester Street. Her body was found by the caretaker at Victoria Park. He reported the discovery to the police.

Officers of the uniformed branch were sent to Victoria Park and Detective-Sergeant A.B.Tate with Detective G.F.Gillies, of the Criminal Investigation Branch, and Constable A Griffith, of the women’s division arrived about 5 p.m. to make further inquiries. An hour later Inspector D McKenzie took charge of the investigations with Senior-Detective McDonald Brown. Police inquiries were continued until early this morning. The Coroner (Mr E.B.E.Taylor) and a pathologist were among those to visit the scene. Photographs were taken in the area by the police photographer, Constable W.M. Ramage.