June Anne Devaney (1944 – 15 May 1948) was a girl from Blackburn, Lancashire, who was murdered on 15 May 1948, aged 3 years 11 months. Devaney was an inpatient at Queen's Park Hospital when she was abducted from her hospital cot, removed to the grounds of the hospital, sexually assaulted, and murdered by Peter Griffiths. To solve the crime, the police fingerprinted every male over the age of 16 who was in Blackburn on the night of the murder. It was the first time that a mass fingerprinting operation had been undertaken.

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  • June Anne Devaney (1944 – 15 May 1948) was a girl from Blackburn, Lancashire, who was murdered on 15 May 1948, aged 3 years 11 months. Devaney was an inpatient at Queen's Park Hospital when she was abducted from her hospital cot, removed to the grounds of the hospital, sexually assaulted, and murdered by Peter Griffiths. To solve the crime, the police fingerprinted every male over the age of 16 who was in Blackburn on the night of the murder. It was the first time that a mass fingerprinting operation had been undertaken. (en)
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  • 1948-05-15 (xsd:date)
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  • 1948-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Head battered against wall
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  • Murder victim
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  • Albert and Emily Devaney
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  • Blackburn Cemetery Blackburn
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  • June Anne Devaney (1944 – 15 May 1948) was a girl from Blackburn, Lancashire, who was murdered on 15 May 1948, aged 3 years 11 months. Devaney was an inpatient at Queen's Park Hospital when she was abducted from her hospital cot, removed to the grounds of the hospital, sexually assaulted, and murdered by Peter Griffiths. To solve the crime, the police fingerprinted every male over the age of 16 who was in Blackburn on the night of the murder. It was the first time that a mass fingerprinting operation had been undertaken. (en)
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  • Death of June Anne Devaney (en)
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  • June Anne Devaney (en)
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