1921, 8 year old Freda Burnell was abducted from her
home in Abertillery, Wales, she was found raped and
strangled the next morning, in the outhouse behind a
1921, Jones was always a suspect, and he was taken
to trial at Monmouth Assizes but
with little evidence he was found not guilty after a 4
day trial and released.
1921,, 11 year old Florence Little disappeared from
her home. Police and local residents launched a
house to house search through Abertillery, they even
searched the surrounding mountains.
At the Jones
house, officers found a trapdoor leading from Harold's
bedroom into the attic, there they discovered the body
of Florence Little,, her throat slashed from ear to ear.
1921, Jones was charged with murder.
1921, In custody Jones confessed to both murders.
In court a
magistrate handed down the maximum sentence possible for
Jones a he was only 16 years old, h was ordered to be
detained 'at his Majesty's Pleasure'.
1941, Aged 35,Jones was released from jail in
died from cancer in 1971, aged 65, he was buried in
Hammersmith cemetery in West London.
believe that Jones is guilty of other crimes, these
include the murder of Muriel Drinkwater in
1946, the 12 year old was found dumped in woodland near